Last Chance for Ashford & Thanet Youth to Sign Up for Next Prince’s Trust Team Programme

14th December 2018

Young people sit talking on Prince's Trust Team programme

Young adults living in Thanet and Ashford are encouraged to sign up for the Prince’s Trust Team programme before it’s too late. The Team programme helps participants build confidence, get work experience and develop important job seeking skills.

Full-time, 12 week development programme

Delivered in Ashford by charity CXK, the next programme is set to start on Monday 14th January 2019. It provides an opportunity for unemployed 16-25 year olds to take part in a full-time, 12 week development programme. The programme gives them the chance to go on an action-packed trip to an outbound activity centre and develop their Maths and English skills. They also build work-related skills including communication, teamwork, job searching, and leadership. They give back to their communities by volunteering, raising awareness and fundraising for causes that matter to them. Finally, they benefit from a two week work experience placement in their field of interest.

Kellie Major, Assistant Director at CXK, says; “There’s just one month left to go until the start of our next Ashford and Thanet programmes. So, any young adults from in and around those areas who want take part should get in touch now!

A chance to gain a new direction

“The programme is a brilliant way for people to find a new direction; and build the skills and confidence they need to find employment. For many it’s absolutely life changing. 80% of the people who take part in the programme move into work, training or education. So the results really do speak for themselves.”

Sam from Ashford, took part in the programme when he was 17; “Without CXK I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today. I’m now ready to go to college and I’m now able to sort things out on my own. I can now socialise and communicate with other people, instead of walking away when I don’t get on with them.”

Free of charge, with costs paid

Team provides unemployed 16-25 year olds with the chance to take on new challenges, friendships,  take a qualification, and develop vital skills that will help them to find work. The programme is completely free of charge and doesn’t affect participants’ Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit. Travel costs are paid, and individuals may even be entitled to meals and bursary payments.

Kellie continued: “Spots are filling fast, but we still have a few spaces left. To register interest just email, call our recruitment team on 07918 692885, or visit the Team page on our website.”

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