Opportunities available for unemployed young people

Published: 19 Jan 2018

The Prince’s Trust Team programme, run by Hertfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service is a 12 week personal development course that helps unemployed 16-25 year olds develop the skills and experience, along with the confidence and motivation, to find work or go on to further education or training.

The programme is now recruiting for young people in Waltham Cross, Hertford, Broxbourne, Ware, Bishops Stortford and Harlow, who are not in work, training or education to start the course on Monday 29 January. Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue will be at local job centres offering out free limited spaces to those who are interested.

The Prince’s Trust 12 week journey involves:  

  • Meeting new people and being part of a team
  • An action-packed residential week
  • A community project
  • Interview and presentation skills
  • Career advice and help with CV and job-hunting
  • Help with gaining work experience placements and references.
  • A nationally recognized qualification

More than 80% of those on the course get into full-time education or employment within 3 months of leaving the programme. Many of the young people go on to pursue college courses, continue with work experience and volunteering placements, and some take up job offers and apprenticeships they secured while on the programme.


This Hoddesdon based team programme is just one of several the county council’s fire service is running in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.

For more information, or to apply for the next programme, please contact Cheshunt team leader Anton on 07812324278 or visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/princestrust