Prince’s Trust Team programme organisers urge Fenland’s businesses to provide young people with work experience places

Debbie Hatt working at Luminus Ferry Project Cafe

Debbie Hatt working at Luminus Ferry Project Cafe - Credit: Archant

Organisers of a programme to help 15 young people improve their career prospects have urged Fenland’s businesses to provide work experience places.

Dale Brighty working at Hudson Leisure Centre.

Dale Brighty working at Hudson Leisure Centre. - Credit: Archant

The Fenland’s Prince’s Trust Team programme is a 12-week personal development course for 16 to 25 year-olds which aims to increase confidence, motivation and skills, enabling young people to gain employment, move into education or undertake training or an apprenticeship.

The scheme is run by Cambs Fire and Rescue, Cambs Police and the College of West Anglia.

An array of businesses - from supermarkets to law firms - are being asked to step forward and provide two-week work placements.

Programme leader Steve Lucas said: “The work placement element, which lasts for two weeks, is a really important feature on this programme to enable young people to experience the work place and think about which avenues they may want to choose in the future.

“We’re calling on the businesses in Fenland to help support these young people by offering work placements to give participants exposure in the world of work and develop their skills.”

If you can provide a work placement or think you can contribute in some way to the programme, contact programme leaders Steve Lucas on 07919 492316 or Carole Langton