A FIRE station is hosting taster days next week for young people interested in signing up for a three-month course which could boost their job prospects.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and South Yorkshire Police are teaming up to run two Prince’s Trust courses to be jointly run by both 999 services.
The Team Programme is a 12-week personal development course for unemployed 16- to 25-year-olds, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.
Those taking part will gain new skills and qualifications, mix with new people and make new friends, get help with job-hunting and CV writing and could gain a big boost to their confidence and a real sense of achievement.
Two taster days will be held at Dearne fire station next Monday and Tuesday, January 16 and 17 ahead of possible interviews on the Thursday and the 12-week course the following Monday.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue team leader John Daley said: “We are really excited by the prospect of the joint course and what we will be able to deliver to the young people taking part.
“The course will include team building exercises, work placements, CV writing and loads more, which will give them a real sense of purpose and achievement.”
South Yorkshire Police Deputy team leader Paul Hamshaw said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people who are out of education or employment to come and learn new skills, meet new friends, take part in an action packed residential trip and gain work experience, all completely free.
“It’s a unique programme, during which you can gain an insight into the police and fire services.
“If you're not completely sure if this is for you, give us a call and we can talk to you about what is expected — you won't be disappointed with the programme."
To find out more about the Team Programme call John Daley on 07769 887249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.