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The Trust supports people aged 13-30 who are looking to make a change in their lives?

If you're unemployed or struggling at school, The Prince's Trust can help you in a number of ways, including free training courses, brand new experiences, support, mentoring and finance.


The current programmes offered in the Thames Valley are:

Get Started (16-25) – Themed 1 week personal development courses for those lacking motivation, confidence and soft skills to give them a boost and improve their employability. Get Started often includes a qualification on completion (eg. Level 1 FA Coaching Football, Bronze Arts Award).

Team (16-25) – A 12 week personal development course for those lacking motivation, confidence and soft skills to give them a boost and improve their employability. The Team programme includes working on a community project and a 1 week residential where participants take part in challenging activities. This is particularly suited to young people who lack self-confidence, self-belief and motivation and would benefit from a longer intervention.

Get Into (16-30) – Themed 2-4 week courses aimed at young people who are work-ready which include soft skills training, work relevant skills training (eg. Customer service) and a work placement, often with an interview for employment at the end. Get Into sometimes includes a qualification or license on completion (eg. Basic Food Hygiene certificate, SIA badge).

Enterprise (18-30) -  A 4 day course for young people with a business idea who are interested in going into self-employment. Enterprise helps them explore and test their idea with a business mentor and delivers practical business skills workshops such as finance, marketing and business planning. There are also small business loans available through Enterprise.

Employability Online (18-30) - Our online course has the tools to help you get the job you want. From where to start your job search to how to feel confident in an interview, work through our videos, worksheets and quizzes at your own pace

Explore (16-25) - Looking for an adventure? Try everything from kayaking to high ropes during an action-packed week-long residential, then choose from a range of options to create your own learning plan.

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 here. Email:

For Young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training NEET

Contact the Prince's Trust by telephone 0800 842 842 or via website.

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Monday to Friday 9am-6pm


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