The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity which helps disadvantaged 11 to 30 year olds into employment, education, training or volunteering.

They offer different programmes for young people in Essex.

Get Into programme

  • for 16 to 30 year olds
  • courses run from two days to a few weeks
  • opportunity to work with employers such as Marks and Spencer, NHS or HSBC and improve CV and interview skills

Get Started programme

  • for 16 to 25 year olds
  • opportunity to take part in a week of activities
  • chance to work towards a group challenge and develop skills and confidence

Team programme

  • for 16 to 25 year olds
  • 12 week personal development programme which is run by the Essex Youth Service in Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester, Tendring and Harlow
  • opportunity to take part in a community programme, gain work experience and develop English and Maths skills

Enterprise programme

  • for 18 to 30 year olds
  • programme to support young people interested in setting up their own business

Development Awards

  • for 18 to 25 year olds
  • receive a grant to cover course fees, equipment or childcare costs so you can make the step into work, education or training.

Hours of operation

Monday to Sunday, 9am to 9pm (office hours)


Phone number

0800 842 842

Operational locations

  • Essex