Prince’s Trust Team programme
Ipswich: 27th January - 17th April
Stowmarket: 27th January - 17th April
Lowestoft: 27th January - 17th April
Clacton: 3rd February - 24th April
Felixstowe: 3rd February - 24th April
Ipswich: 11th May - 31st July
Sudbury: 4th May - 24th July
Lowestoft: 11th May - 31st July
Colchester: 11th May - 31st July
Leiston: 11th May - 31st July
Ipswich: 21st September - 11th December
Stowmarket: 28th September - 18th December
Lowestoft: 28th September - 18th December
Clacton: 21st September - 11th December
Felixstowe: 21st September - 11th December
Monday - Friday
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Team programme is one of Inspire Suffolk’s most successful programmes ran in partnership with the Prince’s Trust. Taking place over 12 weeks, the programme supports young people who are 16-25 years old and are not in employment, education or training living across Suffolk and North Essex. The programme is made up of various activities and projects designed to increase confidence, motivation and self-esteem whilst working as a team, learning effective communication and vital skills needed for work which play a key part in helping to find a positive sustainable outcome.
Working in partnership with East Coast College, Easton&Otley College, Suffolk New College and WS Training.
Are you looking to build confidence, gain new skills and find your next step? Find out more today!
What does the course include?
Week 1: Take action
In your first week, you’ll start planning for the programme ahead – setting out what you want to achieve on Team and finding out how you will get your qualification. You’ll also be planning for a 4-day residential experience.
Week 2: New Experiences
You’ll spend this week away – trying new things and learning how to work with others. This gives you a chance to break away from your current situation. The sort of things you could do include canoeing, climbing, raft-building and much more!
Weeks 3-6: Something to talk about
As a Team, you’ll decide on a project to benefit your local community and carry it out. You might be surprised at what you can achieve together. This gives you a great experience to talk about at interviews.
Weeks 7-8: Work placements
This is the time to see how the skills you’ve developed so far can help you in the workplace. It’s also a great chance to try out a type of work, or company, to see whether you like it.
Week 9: Plan for the future
Time to plan your next steps after the programme. You’ll get help to write a fantastic CV, practice your interview skills and make applications.
Weeks 10-11: Meet the challenge
You and your Team will take on a challenge to help others in the community. This is when you get to test out all the skills you’ll have worked on so far.
Week 12: Have your say
In your final week, you’ll deliver a presentation with your Team to an invited audience. This is your chance to show off the talents you’ve discovered! This may sound scary now, but after 12 weeks on Team, you’ll be surprised at how far you’ve come.
How can I join a programme near me?
- Ipswich starting 27th January 2020 – Contact: [email protected]
- Lowestoft starting 27th January 2020 – Contact: [email protected]
- Clacton starting 3rd February 2020 – Contact: [email protected]
- Felixstowe starting 3rd February 2020 – Contact: [email protected]
- Stowmarket starting 27th January 2020 – Contact: [email protected]
If you are interested in enrolling in one of our programmes or know a young person that may benefit from this 12-week experience, please contact the relevant Team Leaders in your area:
- Ipswich – Chris Marais: [email protected]
- Lowestoft – Stacey Foulger: 07850 739626 / [email protected]
- Stowmarket & Sudbury – Gina Reed: 07568 107878 / [email protected]
- Colchester & Clacton – Sharon Michell: 07701 330050 / [email protected]
- Felixstowe & Leiston – Carly Churchman: 07843 373159 / [email protected]
Referrals can be made directly to our Team Leaders who will be happy to help all young people complete our sign-up form. Alternatively, please contact our Head Office on 01473 353 194 who will be able to support you with any enquiries.
How long are the courses?
All of our programmes run over the course of 12 weeks and young people will be required to attend Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays). A normal day on team runs from 9:30 –15:30pm.
What qualification will I receive?
All young people that complete the programme will receive a Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills. This certificate can be completed at entry level, level 1 or level 2.
What have others achieved?
In the last 12 months, 79% of our young people have moved into a sustainable outcome finding employment, enrolling onto college courses, starting an apprenticeship or going into voluntary work. For more information on individual successes go to our ‘who we help’ page.
Inspire Suffolk has delivered this nationally recognised qualification to over 60 teams of young people, that’s over 900 young people! Our delivery has been recognised by The Prince’s Trust as ‘Outstanding’ and in the last 24 months, we have seen over 75% of our young people move into further education, employment or training on completion.
Will it affect my benefits?
No, Team programme will not affect your Universal Credit, PIP or ESA.
What do young people say about the programme?
“I am so glad i have taken on Team Programme. The residential trip really helped me to gain more confidence and made me realise what I am capable of”
“They really helped me to believe in myself. I improved my CV and work skills and gained so much confidence. I am so proud of how far I have come!”
“My confidence was so low and I did not believe in myself. I now have a job and I am pushing myself to achieve my goals.”
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