Southern, in partnership with The Prince’s Trust, runs Get into Railways, a programme for young people from difficult backgrounds. 2019 marks the 5th anniversary of this special partnership.
The 18-30 year olds selected for the programme receive free four-week and two-day courses at a training centre on our network. Their time is split between the training centre and a two-week work placement at one of our stations.
The programme focuses on practical skills development and the chance to build a strong CV. The Prince's Trust helps young people become work- ready by developing their skills and confidence. Participants also get to experience a number of mock interviews with our staff.
Baski Gwen, 19, from Kenley, Croydon, “The programme has given me a lot more confidence and improved my skills - some of which I didn’t even know I had before! There wasn’t a single day on my placement that I didn’t want to go in and do the job at hand. Every day I’ve been so motivated to do my best and it’s been a great experience that I’ve loved from start to finish.”
For more information about the work that the Prince's Trust does please visit the Prince's Trust website.