Before I started the Prince’s Trust Team programme, I’d been out of education and unemployed for around two years, staying indoors. I basically did nothing – sitting at home, playing Xbox and drinking with my cousin. I’d look for jobs but never actually planned on getting one; I didn’t want to leave my house.
The best part of the programme was the residential. That was the best bit because I enjoyed all the funny moments including when we were in the kitchen cooking and we accidentally cooked 6kg of rice! The assistant team leader and I couldn’t stop laughing.
The part I found most helpful was the work experience. It gave me a huge confidence boost being around complete strangers. The programme benefitted me a lot. I learned that not everyone in the world is out to get me and I made some good friends. I’m now a lot more confident in talking to people outside, just general people. And it’s helped me to know for sure what I want to be – a farmer.
My future plans are to work on a farm when I move to Cornwall and to get into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) professionally on the side.
My future is not completely clear, but it’s now clearer thanks to the Team programme, my team leader helped me to join up to the Young Farmers’ Society, which allows me to communicate with other like-minded people and to see future jobs available.
If I hadn’t taken part in the programme, I’d be nowhere. I think I wouldn’t be able to go outside.
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