Course to help the young unemployed get jobs

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UNEMPLOYED 16 to 25-year-olds are invited to sign up to a free course that will give them the skills and confidence to find a job.

Highbury College staff are appealing to young residents to take part in the 12-week Prince’s Trust Team Programme based at their Cosham campus.

The scheme, which is aimed at tackling youth unemployment across the city, will include team-building activities, a week-long residential trip, a community project and two weeks of work experience.

Participants will also get essential advice on how to write CVs as well as gaining nationally-recognised qualifications.

Debbie Lyall, head of the independent living and work skills department at Highbury, said: ‘Too many young people feel they don’t have any skills and talents and feel they’ll never amount to anything.

‘The Team programme really does help them to turn their lives around, helping them into work, education or training.’

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

For more information the course, which starts on Monday, September 19, call Amy Cartright on (023) 9232 8979 or email or

To learn more about The Prince’s Trust, visit