Young people from Crewe graduate from The Prince's Trust Programme

Young people from Crewe graduate from The Prince's Trust ProgrammeNine individuals from Crewe have graduated from The Prince’s Trust Programme recently, following completing the 12 week Team programme.

The future now looks brighter for the team, who joined the Prince’s Trust Team Programme delivered by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service three months ago to help build confidence and increase their skill base.

As part of the programme they were required to complete a series of qualifications, tasks and challenges to enable them to graduate from the programme. The nine graduated in style at a ceremony held at Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe.

The team, who were all dressed in evening dress, made speeches in front of local dignitaries, fire and rescue service staff, family and friends about their experience and how their lives had changed since joining the programme.

Graduating from the programme was:

  • Taylor Armitage

  • Ella Berrisford

  • Katherine Bishop

  • Andrew Brooks

  • Henry Vickers

  • Jodie Finbow

  • Katie Griffiths

  • Michael Hutchins

  • Laura Talbot

Programme Manager was Sarah McCreaddie and Assistant Programme Manager was Nathan Eeles.

Sean Barlow, Prince's Trust Project Co-ordinator for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "These individuals have developed themselves and grown into a tightly knit group over the last 12 weeks.”

“They have faced many tasks and challenges over the last 12 weeks, but their confidence has grown and their skill set has been expanded. I would like to congratulate everyone on the team, not only for graduating, but for the way they have embraced new challenges and I wish them all the very best for their future.”

“I would encourage anyone who is lacking in self-confidence or may be stuck in a bit of a rut, as to what direction their life needs to go next, to get in touch with the team leader and take advantage of this free programme.”

Over the last 12 weeks the group have learnt respect, self-confidence and a variety of new skills as part of the programme. They have grown as individuals and now have clear aims and objectives in life.

The team took part in a number of activities during the programme which included: 

  • Raising money for a community project by bag packing 

  • Food Hygiene, risk assessments and a first aid course 

  • Fire awareness training and a driving safety course 

  • Week long team building residential in Wales

The Princes Trust programme is a free 12 week course giving young people, between the ages of 16 and 25, the opportunity to learn new skills, complete qualifications and gain greater self-confidence.

The next Crewe team will start on Monday the 3rd of June 2019 for 12 weeks. If anybody is interested, or you know anyone aged between 16 and 25 who you think would benefit from the Prince's Trust programme, then please call Sarah McCreaddie on 07837 121 523 or email on

Date published: Fri, 03 May 2019 11:39:33 GMT

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