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Prince's Trust ~ Courses available on line via Microsoft Teams & Zoom

New opportunities, courses and employment support for young people – including those in the Thames Valley area.

Launch your Career in Cloud Computing and Data Engineering (16-30)

Living in London and interested in a career in Tech? Join this exclusive online event to find out how to launch your career in Cloud Computing and Data Engineering by applying for one of Generation's free tech boot-camps with a guaranteed job interview at the end.

When: Monday 6th July, 2pm – 3pm

Where: Microsoft Teams

Enterprise (18-30)

*This programme has been re-branded with an updated onboarding process.

Enterprise gives you the vital business know-how and confidence to grow from budding entrepreneur into successful business owner. This free online programme from The Prince’s Trust offers easy-access learning workshops, 1-2-1 support to help you achieve your goals, and the opportunity to secure funding for your business. Read more information here.

Welcome Session: Tuesday 7th July

Main Programme: Tuesday 14th July – Friday 17th July, 9:45am – 4:15pm

Where: Microsoft Teams


Getting Started as a Freelancer (16-30)

Filmmaker Tim Butcher joins us to explore what being a freelancer involves; answering questions such as “How do I become a freelancer?”, “What skills do I need?” and “What are the challenges of being a freelancer?”

When: Wednesday 8th July, 2pm – 3pm

Where: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Contact Jenny –  


Interview Skills with Barclays

In this workshop with Barclays you will learn the fundamentals of how to give a great answer to an interview question. We will cover how to structure an answer ready for the real thing!

When: Tuesday 14th July, 2pm – 3pm

Where: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Contact Jenny –  

Get Started with Dance Choreography (16-25)

Delivered by multi-award winning company Boy Blue Entertainment, join us for our Get Started in Dance Choreography programme! Each day you will take part in practical workshops in which you will learn new skills in different dance styles and dance choreography from the comfort of your home.

Taster Day: Tuesday 21st July, 2pm – 3:30pm

Main Programme: Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July

Where: Microsoft Teams


Get Started in Health and Social Care ~ London Employers (18-30)

This 3-day virtual employability programme will help young people aged 18-30 explore the essential roles on offer and prepare them for work in the sector. Candidates will also join us in an online recruitment event, completing interviews with Health and Social Care employers in London who are hiring now! See poster attached.

When: Tuesday 28th July – Thursday 30th July 

Where: Zoom

How to refer: Click here to register on Eventbrite

Development Awards (16-30)

Our Development Awards can cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment up to £160 in order to help young people achieve their goals and move into education, training or employment. For more information, visit our website

Call our Customer Services Team for free on 0800 842 842 to make a referral.


Get Hired Jobs

The Prince’s Trust is advertising current vacancies to help support young people into work at this time. We will be supporting them to apply for these roles via our Live Chat. Visit


If you are a young person, you can contact us from 9am – 9pm every day:

Call us for free on 0800 842 842  

Live chat with us online

Who to contact

0800 842 842
Parent Organisation
The Prince's Trust

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