Young people in Watford who are not in education, employment, or training, are being invited to join a free local programme run by the fire service.

The Prince’s Trust free TEAM Programme is a 12-week course for 16-25-year olds to develop their career skills, get CV advice, build their confidence, and give back to their local area by delivering a community project.

Wayne Matthews, youth manager at Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: "The TEAM Programme may look a little different this year as we deliver it directly to our young people online during lockdown.

"If you know a young person who is out of work, education, or training, and is looking for a sense of direction, please encourage them to apply for a place on the Watford TEAM Programme."

Wasif Waqar, 22, has previously taken part in the programme.

He said: "With the Prince’s Trust programme, I have gained confidence and enhanced my communications skills. I want to become a barista and eventually own my own coffee shop.

"Thanks to the TEAM Programme, I have a better understanding of how to structure my CV to help me secure a job."

Wasif's father added: "Wasif was helped to gain work experience of his choice in a restaurant. I’m very happy with what he learned and achieved with the team at the Prince’s Trust, and I’d recommend the course to other parents."

Apply online now at or call 07812322652.