My name is Jo and I’m a Prince’s Trust Team Leader at Groundwork.
The Prince’s Trust Team programme is one of the most worthwhile learning programmes that I know of. Team gives any unemployed young person the opportunity to develop skills in confidence, communication, managing feelings and leadership to name but a few.
The Team programme is a fun, safe learning experience where the young people complete a variety of challenging activities which will help them gain nationally recognised qualifications in emergency first aid, food hygiene, manual handling, health & safety and a Prince’s Trust Qualification in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills.
I think that the programme works so well as the young people are encouraged to work together – pushing themselves out of their comfort zone whilst being supported by each other and the staff team.
As a Prince’s Trust Team Leader for Groundwork I feel honoured and proud to see the change in every young person. From day 1, when a lot of the young people are nervous and not really sure what to expect, I get the opportunity to watch each person develop and grow in self-belief and confidence. To see them stand up at the Final Presentation and give a heart warming speech on their personal experiences over the weeks is one of the nicest feelings you can get as a staff member.
Check out the video below from the most recent Final Presentation of Prince’s Trust Team Oldham 97. After introductions from me and Gill the Team members start speaking at about 8m 27s.
I would recommend the Team programme to any young person as it really can ‘change your life’!