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Prince’s Trust Team Programme

Why the Team Programme?

The Team programme is a national incentive aimed towards engaging with unemployed young people 16-25 years of age seeking to move them towards a positive destination on completion of a 12 week full time structured programme. The Team programme aims to bring together young people from different backgrounds and levels of achievement to work together in their local community.

Since 1992, a partnership between The Prince’s Trust and the Fire and Rescue Service has re-engaged with thousands of unemployed 16-25 year olds, helping them to develop self-esteem and skills for work.

Currently there are 18 Fire and Rescue Services who directly deliver Team and this is increasing. 85% of the other UK Fire and Rescue Services support the programme, commonly by gifts in kind such as fire safety or road traffic collision safety input. In the 2013-14 the Fire and Rescue Service Team delivery partners delivered 20% of all Team programmes run by The Prince’s Trust in the UK, working with over 2,000 young people. Since the formation of the Team programme in 1990 it is estimated that the Fire and Rescue Service has engaged with 50,000 young people via this programme alone.

‘Fire and Rescue Services are committed to their communities – not just to saving lives but to transforming the lives of many young people as well’. (CFO Paul Fuller, President of the Chief Fire Officers Association)

What we do?

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service currently deliver the Team programme in North East Lincolnshire. 
The course is run over a twelve week period and aims to increase the confidence, motivation and skills and as a result enable unemployed team members to move into employment, education or training. The programme results in four qualifications the Princes Trust Team Programme Qualification Level 1 or 2, Level 2 Food Safety Qualification, City & Guilds Employability, Customer Service and First Aid. The format and delivery of Team contributes and / or relates to various strategic agendas nationally and locally which principally included:

  • Department for Work & Pensions Youth Contract,
  • Department for Business Innovation and Skills (EU Subcommittee Internal Market Infrastructure and Employment)
  • Fire Service Community Safety and Integrated Risk Management Plans
  • Anti Social Behaviour (ASB Review Panel, NE Lincolnshire)
  • Humber Skills Pledge

What we achieved

During the period 2013/2014 the Prince’s Trust Team programme has accomplished the following attainments and achievements:

  • Number of Young People Engaged: 58
  • Completed Prince’s Trust Team Programme Qualification:100%
  • Average Retention Rate: 88%
  • Moved onto Employment, Education, Training or Volunteering: 93%

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