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17th Jul 2015

One young person has turned her life around and found her dream job just weeks after completing the Prince’s Trust Team programme in Reading.  Alex, 17 left school with a few qualifications and later failed to complete a college course. Alex then decided to enrol on the Prince’s Trust programme in January, a decision that turned her life around. 

During the programme, which is run by Adviza in association with Reading Football Club, an opportunity arose for her to write about a local event and Alex jumped at the chance. Her article was so good that she was invited to write a review of a match day at Reading Football Club. She has now been recruited by their Community Team to write their case studies and assist at their youth club.

Alex said: “I wasn’t doing anything before joining the programme.  I’ve always loved writing so I’m really enjoying using it in this job."

The Team Programme offers personal development training for people aged 16 to 25 years and is designed to help them think about their futures and move forward, ultimately into employment, education or training.  Each course runs for 12 weeks full time and includes a five day team building residential, a work placement, advice on job hunting and CV writing, and participation in a local community project. 

Alex also said: “Being on Team helped me realise how much I like helping other people and supporting them. Working at the youth clubs has inspired me, because I see young people with less than what I have who carry on with a positive outlook. I’m really enjoying what I’m doing and want to continue in youth work and make this my career.”

Adviza runs the Team Programme three times a year in Reading and Slough. The next courses start in September 2015.   If you would like to take part, or know any 16-25 year olds who would benefit from this course, please contact Lee Teideman, Delivery Partner Manager, Prince’s Trust Team Programme, mobile: 07747 760882, email: leeteideman@adviza.org.uk

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