Fire service offers opportunity to unemployed

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Young people who are unemployed in Sunderland could learn new skills to help them get a job by signing up to a Prince’s Trust Team course run by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.

The course, starting on May 6, gives up to 15 young people the opportunity to meet other people, try out new skills and get a taste of the workplace and plan for the future – all in a specially designed 12-week course.

Princes Trust Team Leader, Alan D’Arcy from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: “This is a great opportunity. Not only does it provide young people in Sunderland with vital skills to equip them for the future, but it’s also great fun.

“I would encourage anyone interested to pop down and have a chat with us or to contact us to find out more about the course. The Service has been running the Princes Trust Programme for a number of years now and it’s helped many go on to gain further qualifications and a great career.”

If you are aged 16 to 25 and unemployed and would like to find out more about the course, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is holding an Open Day at Farringdon Community Fire Station on Thursday 24 April, 10am until 4pm.

The 12-week course includes a team-building residential session, a community fundraising project, a work placement, CV writing skills and interview technique training, and a team challenge involving helping others in the local community.

If you want to find out more about the course or about the Open Day, please contact the Princes Trust Team, on 0191 444 1175 or text FIRE to 07584006915.

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