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The Prince’s Trust is looking for young people to join the next round of courses starting this month.

Applicants aged 16 to 25 are being sought by the Team Project for a 12-week programme, to build confidence and skills and help get into employment, education or training.

Team is open to young people who are currently not in work, education, or training. Courses in King’s Lynn Team start on May 30. Taster sessions will be available for potential learns to get a feel for the programme. 

The taster session will be held at King’s Lynn North fire station on May 24.

A spokesperson said: “Team teaches vital workplace skills in a fun and engaging way, including all learners going on a residential week and work experience placements. 

“At the end of the course learners will come out with a qualification in employment, teamwork and community skills.” 

Margaret Dewsbury, cabinet member for communities and partnerships at Norfolk County Council, said: “Team is a shining example of the work Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service does with young people. 

“The programme truly helps our young people by providing them with an opportunity to learn new skills, build new networks and take their first steps into the world of work.”

Previous learners have secured a range of roles following Team, including Charlie King, of  the Lynn Team in July 2021 who decided to volunteer with the fire service youth development to help deliver the Team Programme in Dereham in January.

Charlie said: “I applied for many jobs, went back and forth between my options, hoping to find something that could help me prove to myself I hadn’t failed. After a year of unemployment, I joined Team.

“I ended up becoming very passionate about Team. I felt part of something good. The experiences I had gave me useful skills to take on to my next job, but in my opinion the real value of the Team programme is giving people like me who feel lost and unsure a feeling of confidence and growth.”

 The fire service runs Team on behalf of the Prince’s Trust and in partnership with the College of West Anglia.

To enrol on the Lynn course call 07919 492245 or see fireyouthdev@norfolk.gov.uk