Aneesha and Adam from Southend United CET’s Prince’s Trust Team programme have been gaining valuable skills in the workplace by volunteering at the Trinity Family Centre Shop in the heart of Westcliff-on-Sea.
The Trinity Family Centre Shop is a registered charity and community group, running all kinds of cheap, fun and educational activities all year round, including after school clubs, holiday clubs, a community café and a pensioners group.
As part of Prince’s Trust Team, the pair have been undertaking two weeks’ work experience, helping out around the shop and dealing with customers.
Tasks include tidying clothes, cleaning, ordering books, working on the till and pricing.
The work experience element aims to strengthen the individuals’ CVs and enhance their chances of securing full-time employment.
Sarah Holmes, Trinity Family Centre Shop’s Manager, commented:
“We wanted to introduce work placements into the shop, where we felt it’d be really helpful for young people to learn retail skills, improve their communication skills and their confidence.
“All of the young people we’ve had from the Prince’s Trust Team programme have brought something to the shop that we weren’t expecting and helped us become better organised.”
“It’s been going really well.
“I’ve been doing till work which I’ve found tricky and difficult, but Sarah has really helped me a lot.”
For more information about the Trinity Family Centre Shop, please visit www.trinityfamilycentre.org.