Opportunities with The Prince’s Trust in September 2021

Take a look at all the exciting opportunities available for our  young people this month with The Prince’s Trust.

Marks and Starts (16-25)

The Marks and Spencer’s programme is back! Marks and Spencer have placement across London which will give you the chance to learn about the world of retail and customer service! You will take part in a 4 week work placement, including employability support, interview workshops and the chance to gain a part time contract at the end of your placement! Travel, lunch and uniform will be provided whilst on programme
Taster Day: Wednesday 6th October

Main Programme: Monday 18th October – Friday 12th November

How to refer:Call Customer services on 0800 842 842   

or   Email Erin – erin.heyden@princes-trust.org.uk for  information.


Get into Hospitality with Edwardian Hotels (18-30)

Join our two-week Hospitality programme where you will meet people and learn new skills, as well as gain valuable work experience within the Hospitality sector in a brand-new luxury 5* Hotel in the heart of London. You will be trained before starting work placements in various roles in the new hotel The Londoner including, Room Attendant, House Steward, Back of House Assistant, Maintenance Assistant, Meeting and Events Assistant and Food and Beverage Assistant. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door in high-end hospitality sector.

  • All training provided
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Travel provided
  • Opportunity to secure a permanent job at Edwardian Hotels after the programme

Taster Day: Wednesday 6th October

Main Programme: Monday 11th October – Friday 22nd October

How to refer: Email Zan –  zan.moon@princes-trust.org.uk

Get Into Customer Service with bp (18-30) – London (Bromley, Orpington, Eltham, Lewisham, Croydon, Greenwich, Tooting and Wandsworth)

The Princes Trust and bp has a brand new programme with employment opportunities. Meet new people and learn new skills as well as gaining amazing work experience and access to live part time and full time vacancies! Includes on-the-job training including customer service and money handling in a local bp store with regular feedback and guidance via a dedicated buddy.

Travel, lunch and uniform provided on the programme.

Taster Day: Tuesday 21st September  

Main Programme: Monday 4th October – Friday 15th October  

Where: Microsoft Teams and nearest store to young person

How to refer: Email Charlie charlie.bates@princes-trust.org.uk

Get Into Customer Service with South Eastern Trains (18 – 30)

The Prince’s Trust have partnered with South Eastern Railway to help you build your skills, knowledge and experience of customer service in the railway sector. Join our free programme to get 2 weeks of online training and 2weeks of work experience in railway stations across London. Get the chance to secure guaranteed interviews for paid positions with SER upon completion of the course.

Programmes includes

  • Introduction to key professional skills such as confidence, time management and motivation
  • Health & Safety and First Aid training
  • How to give excellent customer service
  • On-the-job training
  • Preparing for work, including CV and interview skills

Taster Day: w/c Monday 27th September

Main Programme: Early October

Where: Virtual and in person 
How to refer:
Email Jamie jamie.loyn@princes-trust.org.uk

 Interested in a career in Hospitality and Culinary Arts? (16 – 30)

Put your cooking skills to the test, meet new people, learn some new skills in the kitchen and gain a qualification to help build your career in the sector! The 2 week taster session will help you learn your way around the kitchen and at the end of the taster you may have the opportunity to enrol in a 3 years paid apprenticeship with the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts.

Interviews and Taster Day: September 2021

Main Programme: 3 years paid apprenticeship

Where: Central London 
How to refer:
Email Jessica jessica.okwuonu@princes-trust.org.uk

Get Started in Music (16-30)
The Prince’s Trust and The Irene Taylor Trust are offering a FREE music course for young people who are not in education, training or employment in London and for those that are interested in gaining an introduction to creating music. Participants will compose their own songs in groups and create a radio show.
Taster Day: Tuesday 5th October

Main Programme: Monday 11th  – Friday 15th October

Where: The Prince’s Trust, South London Centre,  Southwark  
How to refer:
Email Lilli  lilli.newson@Princes-Trust.org.uk


Achieve (16 – 25)

The Achieve programme aims to create opportunities for young people by helping them to increase their confidence and develop the skills that they need to succeed in whatever they choose to do next.

Group Induction: Ongoing

Where: Virtual Delivery 

How to refer: Email Natalie – natalie.west@bdc.ac.uk or 07458023691