Prince's Trust course to ease youth unemploymentBy Victoria Smith
February 14, 2012
Help is at hand for Bracknell’s unemployed young people – thanks to a new course aimed at getting them work in the leisure industry.
The Prince’s Trust is working with Bracknell Forest Council to offer a lifeguarding programme for unemployed 19 to 24-year-olds in Bracknell.
It is hoped the course will help get young people into work, as figures show around one in nine young people in Bracknell are unemployed.
Councillor Paul Bettison, leader of Bracknell Forest Council, said: “With youth unemployment so high, it is more important than ever to help young people fulfil their potential.
“This course is a fantastic opportunity for young people who want to work to gain new skills and confidence and improve their chances of getting a job.”
The course will give young people an introduction to the leisure industry and the chance to gain recognised qualifications in lifeguarding and first aid.
All participants will receive ongoing mentoring support after the course to help them find a job.
Last year, more than three in four young people helped by The Prince’s Trust moved into work, education or training.
The course will run over two weeks from Monday, February 27 and a taster day for those interested in the course will take place on Wednesday, February 22.
For details or to book a place on an information session contact Rachel Ruscombe-King on 07919 380 146 or email Rachel.email@example.com
Travel costs and lunches will be provided for all young people taking part.
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps change young lives. It works with 13 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.