Prince’s Trust tackles youth employment

Prince's Trust team leader Kevin Warrander with a previous team
Prince's Trust team leader Kevin Warrander with a previous team

Aberdeen Foyer are appealing for unemployed young people to take part in a 12 week Prince’s Trust Team Programme to learn new skills and improve their confidence and motivation.

The programme is a 12-week self development course for 16–25 year olds, designed to increase confidence, motivation and raise self-esteem.

The course will also give unemployed people the skills and confidence to find a job.

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is delivered in North Aberdeenshire by Aberdeen Foyer in partnership with North East Scotland College.

Young people will get involved in team building activities, a week-long residential trip, a community project and two weeks of work experience during the course.

They will also get advice on how to write CVs as well as gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

Three in four young people on Prince’s Trust schemes move into work, education or training. The Prince’s Trust will help 55,000 disadvantaged young people this year, giving them the confidence and skills to turn their lives around.

Kevin Warrander, Prince’s Trust Team Leader said: “Too many local young people feel they don’t have any skills and talents.

“The Team programme has a huge influence on their lives and gives them that chance to express themselves and work hard within their community but also to have fun at the same time learning lots of new skills and improving the ones they already have.

“We are gradually building links with employers which gives the young people a great chance to move into employment”

For information on the course, please call or text Kevin Warrander 07930605887 or email kevinw@aberdeenfoyer.com.

For further information about The Prince’s Trust, visit princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842 842.