Blackpool MP urges young people to sign up for Prince's Trust scheme

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden with  Lancashire Fire and Rescue and Princes Trust Team 72, Blackpool Coun Gary Coleman, Lancashires Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny
Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden with Lancashire Fire and Rescue and Princes Trust Team 72, Blackpool Coun Gary Coleman, Lancashires Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny
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Young people in their late teens and early 20s uncertain about their career paths  are being urged to sign up for the Prince’s Trust.

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden, who presented certificates to one group, said helping with the Trust would boost their chances of getting jobs.

He joined Lancashire’s Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny and the Mayor of Blackpool Gary Coleman at the presentation (inset) for the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Prince’s Trust Team 72.

The shadow skills and higher education minister said: “This programme has been jointly hosted by Lancashire Fire and Rescue and the Prince’s Trust and is a powerful and longstanding opportunity, which I have supported over the years for young people across Blackpool to get on the right work and career pathways.

“I was particularly impressed by the strong testimonies and by their wishes to go on and volunteer, seek further training, go to university or do an apprenticeship.”

Lancashire Fire and Rescue and Prince’s Trust are now on the search for applicants to apply for Team 73 with the next programme starting Monday, September 10.

To take part, e-mail theprincestrust@lancsfirerescue.org.uk or call (01772) 866898.