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Groundwork Prince's Trust Team programme

Aged between 16-25?
Unemployed? Unsure of your future?
We have something to get you going...

The Princes Trust Team programme is a 13-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week. It’s a life-changing programme designed to boost your confidence and open the door to work or further training.

What's in it for you?

  • Uncover hidden talents and increase your confidence
  • Develop team-working and communication skills
  • Gain work experience and a reference
  • Get support with your CV, careers advice and help with job search
  • Health & safety and emergency first aid certificates
  • Meet new people, have fun and gain a wide range of new experiences

What does the programme look like?

Week One - Induction

You will set out what you want to achieve and find out about the qualifications and certificates that you'll earn and prepare for next week's residential.

Week Two - Residential

You will have 4 days away from it all, trying out new challenging activities such as abseiling, rock climbing, caving and hill walking. This is a great opportunity to learn to live and work with others.

Week Three to Six - Community Project

After the residential, you will find that you are a team. Develop this teamwork further by helping the local community. In future interviews you can talk about how you planned and delivered a project and raised money.

Week Seven & Eight Work - Placement

Put your new-found skills to the test in a real work environment. Try out a role you are interested in. These two weeks of practical experience will shine on your CV and you can gain a great reference too.

Week Nine - Next Steps

You can now start to plan options for your future. We will help you produce your own impressive and up-to-date CV. We will also help with filling application forms, interview skills, careers advice and much more.

Week Ten & Eleven - Team Challenge

This puts you and the Team to the test as you organise an event that benefits a disadvantaged group from the local community. What a buzz it gives you when you pull it off and see the smiles on everyone's face.

Week Twelve - Course Completion

This is the chance to show off the skills you gained over the programme. Sounds scary, but you'll be surprised at how much confidence you will have developed. In your Final Presentation to family, friends and supporters you will describe your personal journey, explain your future plans and be presented with all the certificates you have gained. You will justifiably feel so proud of your achievements.

Week 13 - Support

Gain extra support with employability and further develop independent thinking skills to further your journey into employment or education.

Three in four young people on Prince’s Trust schemes move into work, education or training.

The Team programme is free to join, travel expenses are paid and taking part should not affect any benefits you may be on.


Groundwork Prince’s Trust Team programme is run from Team bases in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

To enquire about joining the next team cohort below please email the team leaders below:

Oldham programme

Rochdale programme

Tameside programme

For general information please contact Jill Eckersley, Prince's Trust Manager on 0161 624 1444 or

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