Trust project helps jobless youngsters

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A TEAM of young people in Eastbourne has just finished the latest Prince’s Trust Team Programme in association with Sussex Downs College.

The 12-week personal development programme helps unemployed young people gain the skills and confidence to get a job. It includes a residential week, a community-based project and a two- week work placement.

The programme engages with young unemployed people providing them with work experience and community-based projects.

The programme also includes a week long residential team-building course, which this time was at Broadstone Warren.

There are many success stories from this recent group including Demi-Fuller Evans, 17, who has come through real adversity to make huge strides and was able to transform her outlook on life during the programme.

Following her final presentation she was offered an apprenticeship from a care provider and now hopes to fulfil her aspirations of a career in the care industry and one day become a nurse.

Demi has shown such determination and resilience for her age it is truly amazing.

Last year, more than three in four young people helped by The Prince’s Trust moved into work, education or training.

Another member of the programme was Chris Scammell, 19, who from interview to the final presentation gave above and beyond what was asked of him.

He worked so hard at his work placement that he has three potential job opportunities including American Express in Brighton.

Chris who lives in a move-on house in association with the Foyer in Hailsham has been a credit to himself and the programme.