The Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service Team Programme is a 12 week personal development programme which aims to increase confidence, motivation and skills. As a result enable (NEETS) 16 to 25 year olds to move into employment, education, training, volunteering or apprenticeships.
Our Current progression rate is 83%.
The Prince’s Trust Team programme aims to help give unemployed, out of education or training (NEETS) 16-to-25-year-olds the skills and confidence to find a job.
Young people enrolled on the programme will get involved in team building activities, a week-long residential trip, a community project and two weeks of work experience during the course. They also get advice on writing CVs as well as gaining nationally recognised qualifications.
Three in four young people on Prince’s Trust schemes move into work, education or training. The Prince’s Trust will help 55,000 disadvantaged young people this year, giving them the practical and financial support to help them turn their lives around.
CFRS have now run 16 teams with the 17th running currently, we have had over 100 complete the course. Seeing them complete over 5000 hours on community projects and almost 2000 hours working with different groups in the community. The course runs Mon-Fri 0930-1530 with travel costs for bus or train covered.
Cornwall Council cabinet member for Homes and Communities Geoff Brown said: “Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have been extremely successful in helping young people from many areas and backgrounds. This initiative in partnership with The Prince’s Trust is to be applauded. It’s great to see how our fire service can help these young people learn how to become better communicators and leaders as they grow in confidence and, in some cases, turn their lives around.”
Jackie Blank from Adult Care, Health and Wellbeing said: “The sensory garden at Morley Tamblyn Lodge has had a fantastic make over thanks to a group working with the Prince’s Trust, based at Liskeard Community Fire Station. The Team have done a wonderful job. They have been creative and have really considered the people who use our service some of whom have already been out using the garden. The interaction between this group of young people and those who use Morley was also great to see and we hope they will keep in touch.”
Station Manager Dave Pilling from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are delighted to be able to work with The Prince’s Trust to deliver this very worthwhile programme. Too many young people feel they don’t have any skills and talents, and feel they’ll never amount to anything. The Team programme really does help them to turn their lives around; helping them into work, education or training, furthermore taking part in Team does not affect their benefits”.
As part of Cornwall Fire & Rescue’s Prince’s Trust Team Programme young people will …
Gain Certificates in:
- Dementia Friends training
- Basic Fire Extinguisher training
- Literacy & Numeracy- through Adult Education
- Level 1 Prince’s Trust certificate in Community, Teamwork and communication Skills
- Level 2 - Emergency First Aid at work
Take Part in:
- Road safety day with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service
- Drug & Alcohol awareness day
- Fire safety day with Phoenix Services
- Basic food hygiene
What's in it for the young people?
Gain new skills and qualifications
Mix with new people and make new friends
No cost, no loss in benefits.
Travel cost covered by us
A better chance of moving into a job, education or training
Help with job-hunting and writing your CV
The chance to make a difference in your community
And most importantly - A big boost to your confidence and a real sense of achievement!
What happens on the course?
Attendees will join a group of up to 14 people young people for your 12 week programme. Amongst other things they will:
Take on community projects of your choosing
Take part in an exciting, action-packed residential week
Get two weeks' work experience in a field you are interested in
Take part in an exciting team challenge
The Team programme is also available for employees who would like a chance to develop new interpersonal skills to improve long-term career prospects.