The Prince’s Trust, which last year helped over 57,000 young people get into jobs, education and training, recently, saw another 15 young people successfully join their ranks of personal achievement.

After the brief welcoming speeches, each of the candidates spoke with nervous passion about their career paths to date, their previous trepidations and feelings, and how by completing this 12 week course, they had all turned a corner and were looking forward with renewed enthusiasm, confidence and improved self regard to go out and compete for jobs in today’s market. The very fact that these young people were able to eloquently speak frankly about their personal circumstances proved to all their family members, friends and invited guests, who packed the room at Hyde’s Grafton Centre, that they had grown from shy individuals to confident young adults.

Almost as one voice they said that ‘since joining the Prince’s Trust Award Scheme, they had become better communicators, and became more confident and independent whilst working together as a team as they worked their way through the course.

One of the team said, “It gave me the confidence to do a work placement and take control of my life, and now nothing can stop me! I want to get a job in retail, and am trying to get relevant experience that will make my CV stand out to employers!”

The Prince’s Trust’s young achievers were: Callum Bailey, Jack Barnes, Jake Cameron, Millie Connell, Jordan Edge, Deanna Emmanuell, Callum Foden, Ben Griffey, Charlotte Hill, Dean Kendrick, Daniel O’Callaghan, Reece Player, Peter Smith, Jamie Trewick and Alex Williams.

During the presentation ceremony, it was announced that over the 12 week course, the teams had raised a grand total of £1115.68 by working a total of 862 volunteer hours in various placements and fund raising event in the community. A great achievement when one considers the fact that if this work was paid for at the ‘minimum wage’ the bill would be a staggering £5085.80!

As the GMFRS Stockport & Hyde Prince’s Trust Team programme came to a close, the speaker, Nick Hince, Station Manager at Whitehill and King Street, concluded that all at GMFRS, who manage the Prince’s Trust Teams, firmly believe that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. That’s why through their dedication, they’ve helped many 16-25 year olds who found their lives were stuck in a rut, or who were are unemployed or struggling at school, to transform their lives.

The Prince’s Trust helps thousands of disadvantaged young people every year, giving them the self-belief and life-style skills to turn their lives around.

Recruitment starts now for the next Prince’s Trust teams 14 starting on the 8th May 2018.

For more information contact: 0800 555 815