Young people graduate from The Prince's Trust Programme in Ellesmere Port

TYoung people graduate from The Prince's Trust Programme in Ellesmere Port hirteen individuals from Ellesmere Port have graduated from The Prince’s Trust Programme this week, following the completion of a 12 week programme.

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

As part of the programme they had to complete a series of qualifications, tasks and challenges before they could graduate from the programme. The 13 graduated in style at a ceremony held at Mercure Abbotts Well Hotel, Chester on April 11 2019.

The team, 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 on the day were: 

  • Sammy Bright

  • Daniel Clark

  • Brandon Dodd

  • Charles Eaton

  • Declan Gavin

  • Terri-Ann Hammond

  • Leon Hinchliffe

  • Callum Holmes

  • William Leese

  • Sam Maxwell

  • Ellen McMahon

  • Jonathan Taylor

  • Jack Winters

Programme manager Stuart Baxter was assisted by assistant programme manager Jake Marriot and firefighter and Employed Team Member Callum Roberts.

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 challenge 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 in 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 has 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, health and safety and first aid courses

  • Fire awareness training and driving safety course

  • Week long team building event in Wales

The Prince’s 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 team will be running in Ellesmere Port and starts on May 20 for 12 weeks. If anybody is interested, or you know anyone aged between 16 and 25 who you think would benefit from the free Prince's Trust programme, then please call Jake Marriott, Prince’s Trust Assistant Programme Manager on 07837 075 094 or Stuart Baxter, Prince’s Trust Programme Manager on 07792 489 020.

Date published: Thu, 02 May 2019 14:23:06 GMT

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Young people graduate from The Prince's Trust Programme in Ellesmere Port