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Unemployed young people’s development programme comes to Scunthorpe

2 February 2015

The Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ Programme, delivered by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, has been running in Grimsby since 2011. The programme, that was recently awarded a ‘grade 1 (outstanding)’ status following an annual audit by the Prince’s Trust, will also now be delivered in Scunthorpe starting on 23 February.

Unemployed young people’s development programme comes to Scunthorpe

The programme is open to 16-25-year-olds. Jamie Morris, Prince’s Trust Manager at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said:

“We are delighted that we will be offering this course to the young people of Scunthorpe. The programme aims to increase confidence, motivation and skills needed to help young people move into employment, education, training, volunteering or apprenticeships.

“We are holding some taster sessions, which will give those who are interested in attending, a chance to learn a bit more about the programme as see if it is something they want to be part of.”

​Taster sessions will be held on:

Tuesday 10 February at 14:00hrs at Scunthorpe Fire Station, Laneham St

Thursday 12 February at 14:00hrs at Scunthorpe Fire Station, Laneham St

Those wishing to attend a taster session should register their interest by email at jmorris@humbersidefire.gov.uk or by phoning 01482 577897

Students who take part in the 12-week programme can work towards qualifications including The Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills (QCF), Food Safety Level 2, Customer Service Level 2, First Aid, Equality and Diversity, Fire Safety and Road Safety.

Jamie continued:

“With a non-judgemental approach, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is uniquely placed to reach young people who might be reluctant to engage with other agencies. The personal development skills gained through the programme help students to be more confident and motivated to move into education or employment.”

Since it began in 2011, the ‘Team’ programme has seen 112 young people from North East Lincolnshire take part in the programme. Delivered three times per academic year, students learn personal development planning, teamwork, community project, work experience and career planning.

Jamie said:

“The Prince’s Trust Programme really can change people lives. Chris Sinderson, who is from Grimsby, was one of our recent students. When he began with us he was unemployed and struggling to find work. Chris achieved all the qualifications and training the course offered and upon completing he got a job within the food industry. He has now gone onto combine his employment with his recent enrolment into further education. The impact of such an outcome signifies a young person within their local community showing determination and drive to succeed.”

​Further information on the Prince’s Trust ’Team’ programme can be found at local Job Centres or by visiting the ‘Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme’ Facebook page.