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Vocational training/personal development opportunities



A day in the life of a professional Care Worker

Find out more at our FREE informative workshops

The workshops involve:

  • Why become a domiciliary care worker?
  • A day in the life of a domiciliary care worker
  • Relevant skills, experience, knowledge and training required
  • Career progression, pay rates and terms and conditions

Sawston and surrounding areas at Sawston Medical Centre, CB22 3HU

Tuesday 23th May 2017 until 09:30am until 12:30pm. For more information please contact Carolyn Riglen on: 01480 218300

Download a copy of the workshop dates


Prince's Trust Programmes

GET STARTED with Games Design

Monday 8th until Friday 12th May 2017

Age Range: 16 to 25 (working fewer than 16 hours a week)

Location: Cambridge Regional College

Taster Day: Tuesday, 2nd May 2017

  • find out how computer games are designed and built
  • work with others to build a game including artwork, characters and sounds
  • present your game to a wider audience
  • test out games designed by others in the group
  • work with experts in the Games Industry
  • enjoy a fun week improving your teamwork, communication skills and confidence
  • receive three months support after the programme to help you move into education, training or employment
  • travel expenses and lunch will be provided each day

To register your interest or for more information contact or text ‘GAMES’ to 07717 511141 or email

For more information download the Get Started Poster



A 12-week personal development programme, run and managed by over 100 partner organisations throughout the UK.

Groups of 13 to 15 people take part in a challenging programme from team- building activities, including a week at a residential activity centre, to working on real projects in the local community and taking on individual work placements.

Throughout the Team programme, young people experience a sense of achievement which inspires them to move forward with new confidence and ambition. They develop a sense of purpose through the camaraderie of working in a team, as well as new friendships. This involvement allows them space to reconsider where they are going in their lives.

What does it offer young people?
Young people can:

  • achieve an accredited qualification - complete activities to develop their English and maths skills
  • uncover previously hidden talents and recognise their own strengths - boost confidence and motivation
  • improve personal skills, such as communication and teamwork
  • connect closely with their community through different projects

Who is eligible?
Young people who are aged 16 to 25 and unemployed particularly those from The Prince's Trust target groups. Teams can also include people sponsored by their employers to join for 20 days, offering different perspectives, helping to break down barriers and share their skills. Employees also benefit from skills development throughout the course.

For more information about TEAM opportunities in Cambridgeshire contact Steve Lucas on: 07919 492 316


Talent Match

Have you been out of education or employment for more than 12 months?

The Prince's Trust also has another programme called Talent Match which is a 5 year Big Lottery funded programme focussing on youth unemployment., Their Youth Advocates will work with you on a one-to-one basis to support you into employment.

They have a flexible approach and will seek ways to overcome the barriers which might be making it difficult to find employment at a pace and in a way that works for you., They work with local employers to seek work experience placements and employment opportunities.,

Funding is also available to cover costs such as training, safety equipment or clothing etc.,

To find out more please contact:


Green Skills

If you're 18 - 24, on Job Seeker's Allowance or Income Support and interested in landscaping and construction, Groundwork's,Green Skills,is for you.

Green Skills is:

  • A 4 week training course
  • 2 days a week
  • Based in Coneygear Park, Huntingdon
  • Supervised by landscape professionals

You will gain:

  • Practical experience through working on real projects
  • Construction Skills Certification
  • Scheme (CSCS) card
  • City and Guilds qualification,
  • Support for future job prospects
  • Interview practice

For more information,Contact Chris Dungate on 07872 400778, 01707 260129 or by email:,

My Gaps

We know you are talented, ambitious and want the best in life, but perhaps you need a little helping hand to get there, too reach your potential and make it happen.

The My GAPS programme has been developed to help you unleash your potential. It gives you the chance to get a relevant work qualification, one equivalent to an A* - C at GCSE. You'll also be gaining practical work skills. You'll also have the opportunity to take English and Maths at functional or GSCE level.

If you are interested in Customer Services, an area which opens up a wide range of great job prospects, and not currently working or studying, TCHC can help you reach your career goals. Plus it's not like school or college, we provided a flexible and informal study environment.

On top of this we will find you a work placement where you can gain practical, on the job skills experience, giving you an advantage when applying for jobs.

It's all about helping you to succeed.

And to ensure that you do, you'll have one-to-one time with a mentor, so if you need any help, it's there for you.

It's funded by the government, so you don't have to pay anything, so why not give it a go - it makes sense.

If you would like to find out more call TCHC on 01223 245135 or text: 07532 061429 or email,

Visit the TCHC website for more info, support and advice.

Opportunity Details
Age range - 16-17
Qualification: NVQ Level 2 in Customer Services
Location - Cambridge and surrounding area
Cost - Government Funded
Additional Criteria: Must not be in work or studying



Adventure/activity holidays for young people up to 16 years old......Fun, games, laughter, secret missions, sneaking in the woods, adventures and expeditions, a day trip, games you've never heard of before, parties and feasts and evenings of fun, things to learn, and plenty of new friends.,

Superweeks are run by The ATE Trust - an educational trust and not for profit with 50 years of experience running unforgettable holidays for children in magical centres across the UK.,
Superweeks include free accompanied travel to and from the holiday from 17 travel points across the UK.,

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