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Work experience opportunities: The Prince's Trust partners with Jobcentre Plus

  • Published: Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Advisers from youth charity The Prince's Trust and other voluntary organisations will be located in Jobcentre Plus (JCP) offices as part of a new scheme to help jobseekers find volunteering and training opportunities in their area.

Jobcentre Plus-based advisers

Prince's Trust advisers and local volunteering centres will start to appear in Jobcentres in the next few weeks, with a national roll out from April where possible.

The new initiative should particularly benefit young people, as they will be able to get more support to help them into jobs, education and training.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith said: "I am delighted that this partnership with The Prince’s Trust and local voluntary sector organisations across the country will mean thousands of volunteering opportunities for jobseekers – for some it will be a chance to get some valuable experience and gain skills after years without work."

The Prince’s Trust helps more than 40,000 disadvantaged young people each year, giving them the skills and confidence to find a job.

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