Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK economy £10 million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime costs £1 billion every year.
We address this by giving practical and financial support to the young people who need it most. We help develop key skills, confidence and motivation, enabling young people to move into work, education or training.
The Trust was established in 1976, you can read about our history here
It was identified in 2009 that The Trust would be able to offer opportunities and support for those transitioning out of the Armed Forces. Equally, The Trusts core client group would benefit from the exposure encompassed within a ‘Military Ethos’ style of education. All the opportunities are managed on a case by case basis.
How we can help you
Delivery Programmes - Help for Heroes
We currently offer paid and secondment opportunities as Team Leader/ Assistant Team Leader roles on the Team programme, and Development Tutor roles on Fairbridge.
- The Team programme is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.
- The Fairbridge programme works with young people aged 13-25, giving them the motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change their lives.
Delivery Programmes - Department for Education
Funding has been secured to provide one year contracts for Service leavers on Team and Fairbridge as mentioned above, and in addition we can offer opportunities on
- Prince's Trust xl clubs give 13-16 year olds who are at risk of truanting, exclusion and underachievement a say in their education. They aim to improve attendance, motivation and social skills.
Any individual who meets the Princes Trust criteria which is Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET*) and meet the age requirement for the required programme can engage as a participant on the programmes outlined below:
We run programmes that encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves – helping them build the life they choose rather than the one they’ve ended up with:
- The Enterprise programme provides money and support to help young people start up in business.
- Get Started are short courses designed to help young people develop new skills, build confidence and have fun, helping them to move forwards in their lives.
- Get into are short courses offering intensive training and experience in a specific sector to help young people get a job.
- Development Awards are small grants to enable young people to access education, training or work.
* We have dispensation from The Trust that ALL serving WIS Forces personnel can engage on programmes whilst still employed where the individual will be medically discharged from the services and meets the age criteria of respective programmes.