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Vocational training/personal development opportunities

Prince's Trust Programmes


If you’re not in work, education or training and live in the UK, the Prince's Trust can give you the chance to gain work experience and receive training in a specific sector through their 'Get into programme'. They will also focus on your employability skills to help you move into a job after the course. 


If you are 16 to 25 and out of work, education or training, the Prince's Trust will give you the chance to take part in a week of activities with help from inspirational experts. Working with partners including the Premier League, ASOS and Sony, you’ll work towards a group challenge while developing your skills and confidence.

What’s more, it’s completely free and it does not affect your Jobseeker’s Allowance. They will even throw in lunch and cover your travel expenses.



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 visit the Prince's Trust Website.


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 phone (01480 587141) for enquiries in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough or 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 this sounds interesting to you, please get in touch on 01923 698 478, or email or send a text to 07532 061429.

Visit the TCHC website for more information, 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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