Club unites with The Prince’s Trust

Posted By Suheil Shahryar


The Club has teamed with The Prince’s Trust to help struggling young people make something of their life. These 16- to 25-year-olds are not in employment, education or training and lack work skills, social skills and confidence.

Since late 2018, Club members have contributed to the Prince’s Trust’s well-established 12-week programme. Participants have open, honest and very frank conversations with the programme leaders. Standards are high and a cooperative team effort is expected.  Disruptive behaviour is simply not tolerated.

They learn about being part of a team, which for some is a totally alien concept. They have to take part in a community project to improve somebody else’s life. They are taught how to compile a CV, do well at an interview and given work experience. 

On the programme finishing in July the community project was at Batford Springs. Participants are pictured above doing conservation work.

Not all complete the course, but for those that do, the search for employment or further education begins. There are successes to celebrate whether they are offers of employment or places found in a college. And there are failures to suffer, too, but nobody who has been on the programme is subsequently left unsupported.

The programme is administered and supported in our locality by a range of organisations including Hertfordshire County Council, the Fire and Rescue Service, Hertfordshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire’s Lord Lieutenant’s Office. The Metropolitan Police, local job centres, businesses and charities are also lending their support.

To discover more about the Prince’s Trust’s programme email secretary@hvrc.net.

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