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Cheshire Fire and Rescue seek young people for free Prince’s Trust programme

By on January 30, 2018

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit a team of 16-25 year olds to take part in a free Prince’s Trust programme.

Running for 12 weeks, the course will give young people the opportunity to learn new skills, complete qualifications and gain greater self-confidence including:

  • Raising money to complete a community project
  • Food hygiene, first aid and health and safety
  • Fire safety and driving awareness training
  • Residential team building week long activity

A variety of businesses – including corporate giant Barclays – will be on hand to help with skills like project management, mock interview training and potential work experience.

Youth engagement manager for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Jessica Burton said: “This programme is free and is designed to help develop young people’s skills and confidence through practical community projects and work experience. The primary focus here is team work within the community which supports our local neighbourhoods.

“Experience shows us that 80% of all graduates from the programme have gone on to achieve great things as a result, this includes getting back into or going forward into education or gaining employment and training.”

Programme manager, Jason McTigue, said: “The 12-week programme is all about helping young people meet their full potential so we are asking anyone between 16 to 25 years of age who would like to gain qualifications, improve motivation, self-confidence and be part of a Prince’s Trust team to get in touch.”The start dates and areas for the next round of teams are in Crewe and Macclesfield on 5th February.”

The Prince’s Trust programme aims to help young people into full time employment and job related training. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has had a long, strong and proud partnership with The Prince’s Trust for more than 20 years and continues to see the benefits that arise from the work it does.

If you would like to find out more information about programme then please visit the website or contact the Youth Engagement department on 01606 868700.

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