Businesses are being urged to provide work experience for youngsters.
Organisers of Fenland’s Princes Trust Team is putting out an appeal to firms in the district to provide a two-week work placement for youngsters on the Wisbech scheme.
The programme is a 12-week personal development course which aims to increase confidence, motivation and skills and, as a result, enables young people to then gain employment, move into education or undertake training or an apprenticeship.
Programme leader Steve Lucas said: “The work placement element, which lasts for two weeks, is a really important feature on this programme to enable young people to experience the workplace and think about which avenues they may want to choose in the future.
“We’re calling on businesses in Fenland to help support these young people by offering work placements to give participants exposure in the world of work and develop their skills.”
The team of 15 young people, all aged between 16 and 25, are part of the third team to run in Fenland since the scheme was launched in the district last summer. Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service deliver the scheme in partnership with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the College of West Anglia. Call Mr Lucas on 07919 492316.