Over 80 people attended an event in February to launch the Prince’s Trust Team Programme in Swindon.
Local youth charity Inner Flame, which is delivering the 12-week programme in partnership with Swindon College, appealed for businesses and other members of the community to get involved.
The event, hosted by Jury’s Inn, was attended by Swindon businesses and residents. They heard a message of support from the Mayor, Cllr Ray Ballman and an inspiring short talk from GB high jump athlete Rob Mitchell, who lives in Trowbridge.
Graham Moates, trustee of Inner Flame, will be Team Leader for the first programme which started on 19 March. He outlined some of the ways that the community can support the programme, for example by:
Providing 2 weeks’ work experience.
Suggesting local organisations that might benefit from help from 15 volunteers over 1-2 weeks.
During the course, participants choose, plan and deliver two volunteering projects for the community.
Helping participants to develop their job hunting and interview skills.
The Team programme builds confidence and skills to give participants an advantage in a competitive job market. “With 1 in 5 young people unemployed, many feel stuck, with no prospects. We can help them move forward with their careers.” said David Wreathall, co-founder of Inner Flame.
For more information about the course, how you can help or if you are interested in taking part, call Graham Moates on 07976 301963, or email: email@example.com.
For further information about The Prince’s Trust, visit www.princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842 842.
Pictured, clockwise from top left: Rob Mitchell; TeeJay Dowe; David Wreathall, Rob Mitchell, Graham Moates; Attendees cheering to celebrate the launch; Mayor Ray Ballman