Prince's Trust team programme

NFRS has been working in partnership with the Princes Trust & College of West Anglia for over 10 years as the provider of the Team Programme across Norfolk.
During this time we have worked with over 2,000 young people enabling them to move forward to a more successful future.

The Prince's Trust TEAM Programme is a free 12-week personal development course for 16 to 25 year olds who are not in employment, education or training.  It does not affect any benefits, so young people can still receive their allowances during the 12 weeks, and all transport costs are reimbursed.

The course includes a team building residential week, participation in a community project and a 2-week work placement, with many of the young people securing employment or volunteer opportunities from the placement. In fact 3 out of 4 young people who complete our course go on to employment, training or education.
Over the 12 weeks the course helps young people develop and improve skills in key areas such as:

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Working with Others
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Job Search skills
  • Leadership

The course is accredited, with all young people leaving with a Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills, as well as Emergency First Aid at work (HSE Approved). We also have strong links with many agencies and professionals around the county, who visit  during the course to share their knowledge, skills and time with the young people, ensuring that the support they receive is right for each individual.

We have four delivery points around the county delivering TEAM Programme;

  • Norwich
  • North Walsham
  • Dereham 
  • Kings Lynn

Our start dates are May, September and January.

If you would like to know more about Team please contact lydia.durrant@fire.norfolk.gov.uk

Feedback from young people;

“I feel that the princes trust course helped me more than I thought it would. They helped me realise if I put my mind to something I will get something in return. Helping me not to give up on myself as I used to”  

“I loved team and wish I was able to do it again and again . I would recommend it to everyone”

“It was a massive help. I had nothing going on before until they turned up at my hostel. It gave me a purpose and I really enjoyed going.”

“Before I joined Team all I used to do was lie in my bed playing on the computer, now I cant imagine going back to that, and have got offered a job from my work experience placement. I cant wait to get started”.

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