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The Prince’s Trust offers free courses, mentoring, and funding to 16 to 30-year-olds.

  • We provide training and skills to support you into work

  • We provide funding and mentoring to help you start a business

  • We run team-building courses to improve communication and teamworking skills

All our support aims to give you the skills and confidence needed to succeed in work.

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How we started

The Prince’s Trust was founded by His Majesty King Charles III in 1976, back when he was His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. To help with increasing unemployment at the time, The Prince put his severance pay from the Navy into a number of community initiatives that supported young adults into work. This was the start of The Prince's Trust. We're now a team of over 1,000 people across 17 countries, giving 16 to 30-year-olds the skills, confidence, and funding to get into the careers they want. Since 1976, we've supported over a million young people.

How are our courses free?

We're a charity funded by donations from partners, philanthropists, and members of the public. Their support has helped us to become the biggest UK charity supporting youth employment. If you're interested in supporting us, find out more here. You also might come across one of the brilliant volunteers who help in our offices, deliver courses, and act as mentors. Our volunteers help us to do more for less; find out how you can volunteer with us.

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We promote diversity and inclusion

This is the foundation of everything we do at The Prince’s Trust. We're proud of being an inclusive space for the people we support and our teams. This includes:

  • Understanding the specific barriers that you might have faced and ensuring our courses respond to them

  • Making our Prince's Trust hiring practices fair and inclusive

  • Building strong networks in The Prince's Trust that influence internal processes and decision-making