Great Northern, 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.
Otis Mitchell works at Haringey: "The Prince’s Trust course has helped me to seize my future with skills it has taught me. To be honest I don’t know where I would be now, the course and Great Northern have given me so much confidence in myself. I’m now a mentor for the company.”
For more information about the work that the Prince's Trust does please visit the Prince's Trust website.