EMERGENCY services are seeking ambitious young people to take part in the confidence-boosting Prince’s Trust scheme, which starts early next year.
South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue will again help the charity and Barnsley College deliver an award-winning, 12-week programme.
So far, this has changed the lives of over 100 local young people through access to work experience and the chance to work on community projects.
The Rotherham branch of the scheme for people aged 16 to 25 is run from Dearne fire station, headed by John Daley of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.
“Our programme is, without doubt, leading the way for its content and delivery,” John said.
“Throughout, we push young people to believe that they can achieve anything — to show them that with hard work and commitment they can succeed.
“We are excited to be offering these fantastic opportunities to young people in our region once again and hope to do be doing so for many years to come.”
Over 12 weeks, participants are involved in team-building exercises and a week-long residential trip to the Peak District, alongside exciting work placement opportunities.
This year, the team helped to spruce up Swinton Lock Activity Centre and Manvers Lake, as part of their community works.
John added: “Those enrolled also get employability advice, as well as nationally-recognised qualifications in areas including first aid and food hygiene.
“Add to this a range of enrichment sessions — from internet security to nourishment and nutrition — and you’ve got a thorough and in-depth but fun course.
“It really is a fantastic programme which I’d encourage any youngster to sign up for.”
The Dearne course starts on Monday, January 22, and the Barnsley course will start the following week, on Monday, January 29.
Visit bit.ly/2nvwdnQ to find out more about the programme and see what each week will involve.
To take part next year, telephone John Daley on 07769887249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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