Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service is running a programme to help unemployed young people into employment, education or training.

The free Prince's Trust scheme which aims to develop skills and confidence in 16 to 25 year olds, and will start on the September 15 at Camborne’s Young People Centre.

It is a 13 week course in which a group of up to 14 young people will get involved in team building activities and challenges, a week-long action packed residential trip, a community project and two weeks of work experience.

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

The Team programme does not affect receipt of any benefits, and is also available for employees who would like a chance to develop new interpersonal skills to improve long-term career prospects.

The Prince's Trust claims that three in four young people on its schemes move into work, education or training. The Prince’s Trust will help 55,000 disadvantaged young people this year, giving them the practical and financial support to help them turn their lives around.

Cornwall Council cabinet member for Homes and Communities Geoff Brown said: "Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has been extremely successful in helping young people from many areas and backgrounds.  This initiative in partnership with The Prince’s Trust is to be applauded.  It’s great to see how our fire service can help these young people learn how to become better communicators and leaders as they grow in confidence and, in some cases, turn their lives around."

Station manager Dave Pilling from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "We are delighted to be able to work with The Prince’s Trust to deliver this very worthwhile programme.  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, furthermore taking part in Team does not affect their benefits."

If you know someone or if you are interested in being on the course then please contact Andrew House, Prince’s Trust team leader, on 07817538964 or at  by September 8.