The Princes Trust Team is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.
More than 70% of unemployed participants go on to jobs, training or education within three months of completing.
Through building their confidence and motivation, Team members are encouraged to think about their futures; this includes preparing a post-programme development plan.
During the 12 weeks they:
- Uncover hidden talents
- Assume some responsibility for tasks
- Develop team-working and communication skills
- Gain awareness of their local community and how they can contribute to it
- Gain nationally recognised qualifications
Young people join a team of up to 15 participants. A team typically comprises around 12 unemployed people and one or two employed people sponsored by their employers. During the 12 week programme, Team members spend a week away at a residential activity centre, undertake a project based in their local community, complete a work placement, participate in a team challenge, and stage a team presentation, during which they recount their experiences.
Young people aged 16 – 25, especially if they are part of the Trust’s other target groups, which are: people leaving care, young offenders, educational underachievers and the long term unemployed.