Lee Niven, a former student on the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Prince’s Trust Team Programme, visited Barnsley Fire Station to share his learning journey and experience.

Lee was one of the first people to complete the 12 week programme which runs in collaboration with Barnsley College and he has now secured employment as an apprentice with Network Rail.

The programme is a practical and engaging course that provides learners with the opportunity to gain practical skills and experience, secure qualifications and improve their employability skills.

Lee said: ‘I would recommend this programme to everybody who needs a step up in life. Without the support of the Prince’s Trust, the fire service and Barnsley College, I would not have had the confidence to go for this role.”

For more information about the Prince’s Trust programme, please visit the Foundation Studies Department page

Last updated: 9th January 2017

Originally posted on: 6th January 2017