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How the Prince's Trust are empowering the next generation

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Thomas Bieder from the Prince’s Trust tells us how, and why, you can get involved in making Brum even more diverse:

“The Prince’s Trust is the UK’s leading youth charity and a champion of young people and diversity. We empower young people to take pride in their individuality, take responsibility for their lives and work towards a future they can be proud of.

One of the ways in which we do this is through our Enterprise programme, which provides business mentoring and financial support to 18 to 30 year olds to turn their big ideas into a business reality.

The Enterprise programme is often a young person’s only opportunity to realise their business ambitions and decide if self-employment is right for them, but in order for this valuable programme to run successfully we need the support of mentors!

Through mentoring you can give a young person the self-belief they need to turn their lives around, and it’s never been easier to give back. Last year we launched The Prince’s Trust Online, an online mentoring platform which gives you the power to support a young person at a time that works for you. The minimum commitment is two hours a week for around three months and these hours can be after work or on a weekend.

Mentoring isn’t just about giving back, however, and you’ll develop invaluable communication, business and management skills. Mentoring with The Prince’s Trust is a fantastic addition to your CV and an excellent networking opportunity.”

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 Sophie from Birmingham, who took part in the Enterprise programme