About the Prince's Trust
We believe that every young person should have the chance to succeed. So, we help 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. More than three in four will achieve a positive outcome, moving into jobs, education and training.
How we support young people
Many of the young people we help are in, or leaving, care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.
The Trust has returned £1.4 billion in value to society through our help for disadvantaged young people over the last ten years alone.
Our free programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation.
Our 2015–2018 strategy lays out the direction of The Prince’s Trust through and beyond our 40th anniversary year. Over the next three years we will address the complex issues faced by many young people today, providing a more holistic end-to-end offering, with better support onto, between and beyond our core programmes.
There's eight ways we could help you to achieve your goals - and we've put all the information in one place. We work with the 13 to 30-year-olds who need our help the most. Change your life by signing up to a programme today.
Take a look.
Improve your employability with Mosaic mentoring
Explore a suite of accredited mentoring programmes which are run in schools by Mosaic; creating opportunities for young people growing up in our most deprived communities.
Explore your potential with Achieve
Our new education programme, Achieve, is a personal development course for 11 to 19-year-olds who are at risk of underachievement or exclusion. This course offers a practical approach to learning to help them fulfil their potential.
Discover new talents with Get Started
Get Started are short courses run by professional tutors in sport, music and creative arts for 16 to 25-year-olds.
Get funding to train and learn
We offer Development Awards (cash awards) for 14 to 25-year-olds to help make getting back into work, education or training even easier.
Boost your confidence with Team
Team is a 12-week personal development course for 16 to 25-year-olds, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.
Get experience with Get into
Get into is a short vocational course that develops young people's skills in a specific sector for 16 to 25-year-olds.
Support for starting a business with Enterprise
Our Enterprise programme helps unemployed young people aged 18 to 30 with support and funding to work out if their business ideas are viable and whether self-employment is right for them.
Try something new with Fairbridge
Our Fairbridge programme works with young people aged 16 to 25, giving them the motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change their lives.
Volunteer for us
Around 90% of our people are volunteers and secondees; we simply couldn’t achieve what we do without their dedication and commitment. Find out more about becoming a volunteer and the range of roles available here.
With the commitment of our volunteers, we are able to offer a support network to young people facing significant barriers to employment, education or training.
We’ve always been reliant on dedicated volunteers like you to help us in our mission of turning the lives of young people around. Whether you’re helping in our offices and centres or working one-to-one with young people, your support can have a powerful impact and long lasting effects.
Use the filter on our volunteers page to explore the roles available in your region. If you find a role you’re interested in, we’d love to hear from you – simply fill in our enquiry form, telling us the role you’d like to apply for, and we’ll be in touch with you soon.
For the majority of roles, you don't need to have any experience, specialist skills or qualifications. The qualities we look for in our volunteers are:
- Ability to relate to and empathise with young people and their aspirations
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, especially listening skills
- Ability to be non-judgemental, self-aware, patient, understanding, flexible, positive and supportive in all situations
- Ability to challenge own assumptions and negativity
Working for us
We are passionate about finding the right people to help us achieve our vision.
Our success depends on the work and support of our staff and our volunteers. People are the most important thing we have – they are the ones who make a difference!
Of all our strengths, it's our people which set us apart. Our people have a wonderful range of personal and professional backgrounds and motivations. The level of passion and pride felt towards our aim is overwhelming and provides an outstanding level of motivation on which to build.
We are united by a shared vision that every young person should have the chance to succeed.
The Prince’s Trust is committed to fairness and equality of opportunity. We believe in building a diverse organisation that is representative of and responsive to the needs of our young people and stakeholders and will take positive action, where appropriate, to enable us to meet this aim. We value and respect people’s different backgrounds, characteristics, ideas and beliefs.
We invest in training and development and recognise the importance of supporting and enabling our people to reach their maximum potential.
We are proud to hold the Investors in People Silver Standard as evidence of our commitment to our people.
- 25 days annual leave entitlement rising by 1 day per year to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays
- Generous life assurance cover (4x annual salary)
- Group personal pension scheme
- Interest free season ticket loans
- Childcare vouchers
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Competitive starting salary and progression opportunities
- Flexible, family-friendly policies (maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental leave)
- A wide range of flexible lifestyle benefits e.g. discounts on cinema tickets
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Long-service recognition scheme
- Free tea, milk and coffee
- Opportunities to volunteer for, and/or attend events e.g. music festivals, Celebrate Success Awards, active events etc
- Discounts at some local amenities and shops e.g. local gym, coffee shops
- Clubs and social activities e.g. book club, sports clubs
- In-house and external training opportunities available throughout the year
- A performance review and development scheme to support you to realise your career aspirations
There has never been a more exciting time to join The Prince’s Trust. If you are looking for a career with purpose, which is both challenging and rewarding in equal measure, then join us and make a difference!
If you share our values, are passionate about helping young people, and have expert skills to offer, we look forward to receiving your application soon.