What is Prince’s Trust?
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to realise their ambitions, so that they can live, learn and earn. Founded by The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity supports 11- to 30-year-olds who are unemployed, struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.
Fun Fact – The Trust has supported more than 1,000,000 young people across the UK.
Website – Prince’s Trust
What programmes do Prince’s Trust provide?
The programmes offered by The Prince’s Trust give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work. These courses fall under three streams:
Engagement: Courses designed to help young people try something new and boost their confidence and teamwork skills.
Employability: Courses designed to give young people sector-specific skills to secure a job.
Enterprise: Courses designed to give young people the chance to turn their business idea into a reality
Details of upcoming programmes in Wales can be found by searching “Prince’s Trust Cymru” on social media
Fun Fact – Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training.
Read some of the young people’s success stories here – Success Stories
How does this affect me?
The Prince’s Trust has a lot of amazing opportunities for you to get yourself involved. You’ll learn so many skills for the trade you want to go in. This will mean that you’ll get experience which can be put on your CV.
As well as this, The Prince’s Trust can help you with your wellbeing as your confidence and self-esteem will be boosted. You’ll become more motivated in what you want to do in your career and life in general.
Overall, the Prince’s Trust has so many benefits. You will make friends and be able to see the world from a different perspective. Once you find your dream job, you’ll become happier with yourself and your achievements but remember, you have to work for it. The opportunities offered can be a stepping stone for you.