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Work programme helps young people in Aylesbury

The 12 week course builds social and employment skills.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 8:00am 12th January 2020. (Updated at 11:52am 12th January 2020) 3-minute read.

Work programme helps young people in Aylesbury

Team is The Prince's Trust's youth development programme.

Young people aged 16-25 in Aylesbury are invited to take part in the 12 week personal programme.

Run by Adviza its open to those who are not in education and are not working full time. 

The programme aims to help the young people learn new skills, improve confidence and boost their job and education prospects. 

As part of the course the young people will have CV workshops, organise a group community project and a residential trip. 

Participants will also complete two weeks work experience in a field that interests them. 

Heloise Stankard works for the programme;

"My favourite part is seeing them really blossom as people. A lot of people are absolutely scared and nervous when they come in. They think they won't be able to do the work.

By the time they finish they're really confident and they're really proud. Proud is the key word with this."

The 12 week course starts on Monday January 20th, and runs till April 10th. 

Adviza Team Project

Morgan Griffiths took part in the programme last year:

"I left school when I was 15 and I didn't get that many GCSE's. When I was at school my mental health was quite bad and I didn't know what I wanted to do. 

"Going on the programme and having the CV help and the mock interviews was really useful. And having people say you can actually do things without having to go to university was really useful."

They are still accepting participants and urge anyone interested, or who may know someone, to contact them

Morgan thanks the programme for where she is now:

"It really pushes you, even though it pushes you out of your comfort zone I think sometimes you need to be pushed. 

I work in hospitality now and this programme helped with so many things like confidence. But even the little things, like going into town alone. I don't know if I could have done that before. "

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