Prince's Trust

Prince's Trust

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is proud to have been delivering the Prince’s Trust Team programme for over 15 years & has run around 150 teams in Nottinghamshire. We work with 16 -25 year olds who are low in confidence, not in employment, education or training, offenders, ex offenders, those in care and leaving care. Through our twelve week Team programme we  aim to develop the skills & confidence to allow the individual to enter into the world of work or education.

Throughout the 12 weeks with us, young people will take part in the following events and activities;

The programme includes a four day residential segment, where outdoor activities (climbing/abseiling etc) are used to challenge the young people, promote teamwork and provide new experiences to test team members in new ways.

We are always looking for community projects to complete. The team carry out fundraising activities such as charity bag packs & car washes, & seek donations from local organisations. They then go on to plan & complete a two-week community project. Community projects such as renovating local outdoor spaces and facilities such as schools, community centres or care homes provide the young people with the opportunity to gain skills & experience of fundraising, dealing with members of the public & planning a project.

Furthermore, it also instils a sense of pride in the young people and promotes respect for their community. This is further developed later on in the programme when the team will work with various groups in the community. These activities allow them to work with those that are disadvantaged in some way, a recent example of this was providing assistance in preparing food bank bags for collection by the homeless community. These are included to give an understanding of work ethic, and of others within our communities, along with the opportunity to develop skills that can be included on their CV.

The programme is designed in a structured way to allow young people to develop skills throughout their time on the programme. It also includes assistance and coaching with employability, including CV writing and interview techniques.

A two week work placement within their chosen career is included in the course. Work placements are designed to provide our young people with the skills & experience that they may be lacking on their CV & provides them with an opportunity to gain a reference from an employer. One of the team members from the last Stockhill team has gained full time employment as a result of his work placement.

Following successful completion of the course candidates will have achieved either an entry level 3, level 1 or level 2 qualification as a result of on-going coursework throughout the 12 week programme. All of those that complete the programme report an increased level of confidence. Furthermore, the local community has benefitted from the completion of the community project & local community groups have benefitted from our engagement with them & their service users.

Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, Basic First Aid training are all included.

An average of three out of every four young people go into employment, education, training or volunteering with 12 months of completing the programme.. There is currently a 100% qualification pass rate at Entry Level 3, Level 1 or Level 2.  

TEAM DATES 2018-2019

South Team and North Team locations TBC, here are the planned dates:

Team South               21st January 2019- 12th April 2019
Team South               13th May 2019- 02nd August 2019 
Team South               16th September 2019- 06th December 2109
                                                              
Team North               28th January 2019- 19th April 2019
Team North               20th May - 9th August 2019  
Team North               23rd September 2019- 13th December 2019         

If you think you're up to the challenge, please get in touch with one of our team leaders or team support officers – who will be able to provide more information and answer any questions.

South Team Leader - Marie Naylor. Phone: 07967 690706. Email: marie.naylor@notts-fire.gov.uk.

North Team Leader - Gavin Clark. Phone: 07967 690795. Email: gavin.clark@notts-fire.gov.uk.

Team Support Officer - Tracey Avery. Phone: 07967 690741. Email: tracey.avery@notts-fire.gov.uk.

Delivery Partner Manager - Pete Hales. Phone: 07967 690791. Email: peter.hales@notts-fire.gov.uk.

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