Exhilarating adventures that stay with you

You will go on an residential team-building trip and work on projects in the local community, giving you skills that bridge the gap between where you stopped to starting on a new path.

Real stories of positive progression

Apprenticeships with commercial breweries and computing companies, working for high-street retailers and supermarkets, volunteering in their community; after completing the Programme, we will support you to find positive opportunities.

Benefitting those who need support most

The Prince's Trust Programme is designed for those who are most vulnerable and distanced from education. That's why the course is completely free and you can still claim benefits or JSA throughout the duration of the 12 weeks.

Are you out of work, training or education, and want to gain a qualification to boost your career prospects?

Spread across 12 weeks, the Prince's Trust programme is an amazing opportunity to get work experience, meet new people, learn practical skills and finish with a nationally-recognised qualification.

Each Team is made up of between 12-15 people with a variety of skills and backgrounds, with a mix of both employed and unemployed people, giving you the chance to re-engage with learning and make new friends.

As a Team, you’ll choose what you do as you learn how to work closely with others, uncover hidden talents, build your self-esteem and improve your confidence. Before you know it, you will have achieved something brilliant that looks great on your CV.

Express your interest today by contacting us: princes.trust@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

Staff Profile: Jennifer Hedges

Staff Profile: Jennifer Hedges

From Horticulture to Early Years and an Artist in between, Jennifer has experience in lots of industries and worked with people from a diverse mix of backgrounds.

She has taken this range of experience into her role at the College, where she is an Assistant Team Leader and Learning Support Assistant on the Prince's Trust Programme.

"I love getting to know the students and helping them find an effective way of getting excited about learning.

Their motivations for joining the Programme can be as varied as the students themselves. It might be to feel part of a community and a team; being valued as an individual; finding a direction towards employment or further studies; or even just getting back into learning again and getting that warm feeling that comes with achieving something amazing."

Your future career

Progressing from the Prince's Trust programme is all about gaining skills and confidence to take the next step! It can lead to getting a part- or full-time job, another course at college, setting up your own business or an apprenticeship!