Prince's Trust Team Programme Taster Days

If you’re unemployed and between 16 and 25, and lack the confidence to go after what you want, you can meet new people, gain new skills and train on our Team programme.

This two-day taster will be held at West Suffolk College, Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3RL. Please come to ‘The Gateway’ main reception on your agreed day to sign in at least 5 minutes before 10am.

Activities

  • Practical Icebreakers
  • Functional Skills assessments
  • Course information and guidance
  • Guaranteed interviews

What should I bring?

  • Please bring proof of ID with you
  • Please bring proof of your qualifications
  • If you have a CV please bring one with you
  • Packed lunch (canteen available where you can buy lunch)
  • Pen / Pencil

What should I bring?

  • Please bring proof of ID with you
  • Please bring proof of your qualifications
  • If you have a CV please bring one with you
  • Packed lunch (canteen available where you can buy lunch)
  • Pen / Pencil

What's in it for me?

  • A nationally recognised qualification

  • Practical skills to help you in a job and in life
  • A better chance of moving into a job, education, or training
  • Career advice and help with job hunting and your CV
  • Active learning programme including an action packed residential week

It's FREE and will not affect your benefits

When is it?

  • Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th May 2017, 10am to 3pm

Where to go?

  • West Suffolk College, Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3RL

Find out more

What previous students think

Family tragedy at a young age meant that Nathan grew up in care. Struggling to cope, by his teens Nathan had turned
to drink and drugs.

Nathan’s relationship with his foster family reached breaking point when he started getting into fights and missing classes. Eventually, Nathan was asked to leave college. Luckily, a concerned lecturer contacted The Trust and Nathan joined the Team programme.

Although he found it hard at first, Nathan enjoyed the course and impressed everyone with his efficiency. He also excelled in ropes winging obstacle courses and even fundraised for charity dressed in a monkey suit!

A work experience placement at Lambourne End Outdoor Centre was life changing – he stopped using drugs and received an outstanding reference. He returned as a volunteer and after a year was given an apprenticeship.

It’s a tough decision whether to join the Army next or train as a
mechanic. However, he’s in no rush to leave Lambourne, where staff say he’d be “truly missed”.

Nathan Tams

Prince's Trust Team Programme Regional Winner 2014

Breakthrough Award

Isolated without help from family or friends, Sam found comfort in drink and drugs and experienced harmful thoughts towards herself. As her finances slowly collapsed she almost lost her flat, too. Slumping deeper into despair, she reached out, found The Prince’s Trust and joined the Team programme.

From caving and climbing, to leading on a community project, Sam built resilience. She also put her love of words into practice and wrote a published article for the Bury Free Press. 

Now studying English Literature at University in London, Sam has passed all her modules. She also has a part-time job in fundraising, volunteers for charity vInspired, and has sought help for her money problems and depression.

“I’ve got a much more positive mindset now and that all started on Team. When things are hard I can cope instead of doing things that aren’t good for me.”

Samantha Lindley

Prince's Trust Team Programme Regional Winner 2014

Young Achiever of the Year Award

WATCH VIDEO OF SAMANTHA LINDLEY

The Prince’s Trust changed my life. Before I started this course, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I’m a 100 per cent a new person and I’ve learnt so much, it’s been amazing. I only know this is what I want to do because of the work experience opportunity given to me by the Prince’s Trust course.

Emma Marjoram