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Team member wearing BA kitJoin Team and we can help you look forwards to your future.

When you start on the Team programme, you’ll uncover your hidden talents, build your self-esteem and improve your confidence.  You realise there are loads of opportunities for you out there.  You’ll learn how to work closely with others and come out ready to give your life a kick-start with new skills and qualifications.

Join Team – it won’t cost you anything and you won’t lose your benefits.

Fact: more than three in four young people we supported last year moved into work, education or training.

The Team Experience

Each Prince’s Trust Team is run by a Team Leader who’ll support you over the 12 weeks and act as a guide – but as a Team you’ll choose what you do.

The Team is usually made up of between 12-15 people with different skills and backgrounds.  It usually includes employed and unemployed people and will give you the chance to mix with new people and make new friends.


The Team Experience with ‘Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service’

Team programme is a great experience and with ‘Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service’ it is even more so! Over the 12 weeks you will take part in team building and problem solving sessions with fire fighters, tour the station, observe fire fighting drills, and receive information aimed at young drivers. The operational crews also take a very keen interest in the development of the Teams, often popping into the Team Room checking-out your latest exploits.



New challenges and experiences

Team doing volunteer workDay 1: Meet new people

Don’t worry about turning up and being on your own – everyone will be in the same situation.  It will be informal and there’ll be plenty of activities so by the end of the day you’ll get to know everyone and feel part of things.

Week 1: Take Action

Over this week, you’ll make your action plan – setting out what you want to achieve and what to achieve and what you want to do.  You’ll be told about the qualifications you can achieve and the certificates you’ll receive when you complete Team.  In week one, you’ll also plan for a week away.

Team building exercise


Week 2: New experiences

In your second week, you’ll spend a week away, trying new things and challenging yourself.  It will give you a chance to break free from your current situation.  The sort of things you’ll do could include team building games, problem solving, high ropes, weaselling, camping and you’ll learn how to work with others.




Weeks 3-5/6: Something to talk about

As a Team, you’ll need to decide on a project that will benefit your local community and then complete the chosen project over the next few weeks.  This will give you something to talk about in interviews as you can explain how you planned the project and raised the money, as well as showing that you’re a real team player.



Working on a pc




Weeks 6/7-8: Working it out

You’ll spend these two / three weeks on a work placement.  You’ll see how the skills you’ve developed over the last six weeks are relevant to the workplace and be able to test out a type of work or company to see whether you like it.  It will also be something you can put on your CV.







Team member wearing PPEWeek 9: Plan for the future

Having done you work placement, you can now work out what your next steps are and plan your options for the future.  You can also work on your CV and interview technique.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a CV (a brief account of your skills and experience which you send to possible employers) or don’t have a lot on it – Team will give you loads to include and over this week we’ll help you write a fantastic one.



Weeks 10-11: Meet the challenge

In these two weeks, you’ll need to work as a Team on a challenging activity to help others.  This will put your and the Team to the test.  It will need to be completed by the end of week 11 giving you a chance to practice all the skills you have been working on.





Volunteering and raising funds


Week 12: Have your say

In your final week, you’ll deliver a presentation to your friends and family as well as potential employers, and Prince’s Trust Staff.  This will be your chance to show off the skills you’ve gained over the last 12 weeks and explain what you’ve been up to and what you plan to do after the course.  This may sound scary now, but after 12 weeks on the team you’ll be surprised at how far you’ve come.




Receiving a certificateQualification

Over the 12 weeks you will compile evidence towards completing a City And Guides Certificate. Also we will help you develop your literacy and numeracy skills.



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