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Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

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

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

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Get Started in Health and Social Care (18-30) – EAST LONDON

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 6th October – Thursday 8th October 

Where: Zoom

How to refer: Click here to register on Eventbrite

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Welcome Session (16-30)

We are hosting weekly welcome sessions for young people who want to find out more information about The Prince’s Trust and our opportunities. These will be held through Microsoft Teams in a video conference format. Young people can watch the presentation and get involved as much as they want. Afterwards, a staff member will follow up 1:1 and progress them onto our programmes.

When: Thursday 8th October, 2pm – 3pm

Where: Microsoft Teams

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Get Started with Construction (16-25) - CROYDON

The Prince’s Trust and Serious About Youth are offering a FREE construction programme (“Construkt”) for young people who are not in education, training or employment and are interested in gaining experience in the construction and engineering industry.

Taster Day: Tuesday 20th October

Main Programme: Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October

Where: Microsoft Teams

How to refer: Email Keji - keji.ayo-joseph@princes-trust.org.uk

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Explore (16-25) - LONDON

Explore is a 5-week personal development programme which offers young people group activities and one-to-one support to help build confidence, get motivated, meet new people and identify and achieve their goals. We also develop employability and independent living skills. Personal development qualifications are available in Interpersonal & Self-management Skills, Participating in Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Career Planning, Money Management, and Presentation Skills.

Group Induction: Tuesday 10th November

Where: Microsoft Teams

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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 https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people/get-funding-train-learn

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

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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 https://jobs.gethired.org.uk/.

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

Telephone
0800 842 842
Website
www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/coronavirus-response
Parent Organisation
The Prince's Trust

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.