October 2020

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Hertfordshire Prince’s Trust Team Programme (PTTP)

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (HCC Community Protection Directorate), run and manage the Prince’s Trust Team 12 week programme. It is a scheme to improve confidence, motivation and skills for eligible 16 to 25 year-olds, who may or have become marginalised within society through: social exclusion; involvement in crime or antisocial behaviour; mild learning difficulties; or mental health issues and are not in employment, education or training.

Students are encouraged to undertake a voyage of self-discovery to boost and develop skills, experience, confidence and motivation, to find work or go on to further education or training. They participate in:

  • a residential team-building week
  • a community project
  • interview and presentation skills
  • help with CV writing
  • help with gaining work experience placements and references.

Training is free and doesn’t affect jobseekers allowance.

The programme demonstrates how the County Council’s fire and rescue teams can lead by example and proactively engage with young people. Skills gained help to boost confidence and motivation, helping students to find and successfully apply for jobs.

Courses run three times a year in five locations, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Cheshunt, Stevenage North Herts and Welwyn/Hatfield.

For more information on our programme please see the Leap of Faith poster and The Princes Trust Team Programme.

Our Facebook page also has links to video, reviews, testimonials and our 12 week scheme of work.


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