Unemployed young people aged between 16 and 25 years old can now apply to join a programme aimed at getting people into work.

Run by the Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service and Prince’s Trust Team, it helps people develop the skills and confidence need to gain work, education, training, volunteering or apprenticeships. The next free course, which does not affect receipt of any benefits, will start on September 15 this year and will be running from Camborne’s Young People Centre.

For more information on the course contact Andrew House, Prince’s Trust team leader, on 07817538964 or via email at ahouse@fire.cornwall.gov.uk by September 8.

Participants will be among of a group of up to 14 young people, for a 13 week programme.

In addition to team building activities and challenges, a week-long residential trip, a community project and two weeks of work experience, there will also be advice on how to write CVs as well as the chance to gain nationally recognised qualifications.

The team programme is also available for employees who would like a chance to develop new skills to improve long-term career prospects.