X Factor’s Sam Bailey, was at the King Power stadium on Wednesday to present young people from the Prince’s Trust with certificates. The had completed a 12 week personal development course, based at Central Fire and Rescue Station in Leicester.
The young people taking part were all aged between 16-25 and had joined The Prince’s Trust programme as unemployed. All of those taking part were involved in team building activities including a three night residential trip, a community project at a scout hut in Knighton and two weeks of work experience during the course at several businesses, including a national hotel chain, car showroom and a popular restaurant.
They also received advice on how to write CVs and gained nationally recognised qualifications from their hard work during the course, which will enhance their opportunities in the job market
Juliet Briggs, Delivery Partner Manager, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, 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 o