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Prince’s Trust Team celebrates achievements

Date: 7th August, 2018

On Thursday 2 August, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service held a presentation to celebrate the achievements of young people completing the Prince’s Trust Team programme.

Held at Hamworthy Community Fire Station, the event enabled the young people to present to guests what they have achieved over the previous 12 weeks and their hopes for the future.

The group all received a Prince’s Trust Team completion certificate from Deputy Lieutenant of Dorset Jeremy Pope – they also achieved the Employability, Teamwork and Community Skills Qualification awarded by the Prince’s Trust, as well as a First Aid certificate.

Debbie Wynn, Prince’s Trust Team Leader for DWFRS, highlighted the achievements of the group since starting the programme in May: “Team 116 have been an absolute pleasure to work with. They gelled as a team almost instantly and have had a massive impact on their community but, most importantly, have developed the skills that employers are looking for. We wish them all well for the future and know they will go on to achieve their dreams.”

During the presentation, Aidan Seymour, one of the graduates on the course, said: “Before I joined the Prince’s Trust Team, I had no idea what I wanted to do. My qualifications weren’t great, and I was looking for work, but I was afraid. Getting to the end of this course has left me with clarity. I’ve really enjoyed the past 12 weeks and I am now able to identify what it is I want and how to find and follow the path I need to take to obtain it.”

The next Prince’s Trust Team programme starts on Monday 24 September and will be held at Hamworthy Fire Station. If you are aged 16-25 and not in education, employment or training, and would like to gain skills and qualifications to help move you into work, please contact Debbie Wynn, Prince’s Trust Team Leader, on 07500 066134 or email [email protected]

Pictured are (l-r) Team Assistant Dave Wilkinson, Deputy Lieutenant Jeremy Pope, Team Assistant Mike Warren, Casey Baker, ACFO Mick Stead, Phoebe Collier, Kieran Maunder, Ben Riley, Paul Knights, Lewis Jones, James Case, Aidan Seymour, Martin Bennett, Team Leader Debbie Wynn.

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