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Post 16 Short courses

Princes Trust

A big update from the Princes Trust:

Please see below some of our up-and-coming opportunities for young people who are unemployed, out of education or training and living in Kent and Medway. Travel reimbursed throughout programmes.

Any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch and please share far and wide. 

If you are a young person, you can contact us from 9am – 9pm every day:

  • Call us for free on 0800 842 842  
  • Live chat with us online here

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Get Started in Podcasting (16 – 30) – Virtual Programme

This virtual programme held online via Microsoft Teams, will take you through the creative process of producing a podcast. You will learn how to write, record, edit, and market your own podcast for personal or business purposes, or even just to showcase your audible talents!

Taster Day: Wednesday 15th June

Main Programme: Monday 19th – Friday 23rd June

Location: Online, Microsoft Teams

Call: Harley Russell on 07483 346 537, or email, to find out more!

Link to sign up directly:


Get Started in Conservation (16 – 30) – Maidstone

This programme is for those interested in working with the environment and wildlife! You will be working outside with others in habitat management, identifying animal species, and coming together as a team to complete group tasks! In partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust.

Taster Day: Wednesday 21st June 2023

Main Programme: Monday 26th – Friday 30th June 2023

Location: Tyland Barn, Maidstone

Call: Joshua Ward on 07483 380 749, or email, to find out more!

Link to sign up directly:


Get Into Retail with M&S (16 – 30) – Various Kent Locations

This programme is for those wanting to get into retail, with this month-long opportunity provided by M&S. Candidates will have the opportunity to learn about customer service, stock, sales, the shop floor logistics and much more, with successful candidates having the opportunity to go into an employed role at the end, pending course performance.

Taster Day: Wednesday 28th June 2023

Main Programme: Monday 3rd – Friday 28th July 2023

Location: Margate, Whitstable, Canterbury, Maybrook

Call: Mark Jennings on 07929 188 277, or email, to find out more!

Link to sign up directly:


Get Started in Photography (16 – 30) – Margate

Our photography programme is back again, and this time we're bringing it to Margate! For those interested in the creative industry, applicants will have the opportunity to learn about professional photography, in the areas of shooting, editing, and post-production, as well as working together on a group project.

Taster Day: Wednesday 2nd August

Main Programme: Monday 7th – Friday 11th August

Location: Online, Microsoft Teams

Call: Harley Russell on 07483 346 537, or email, to find out more!

Link to sign up directly:  

If you would like to know more about a programme, you can reach our team on

Support to sustain 16-30-Year-Olds in their Health & Social Care Roles 

Are you a young person aged 16-18 that has just secured a job in the H&SC sector (or do you know one?). 

The Prince’s Trust can help support you to sustain your role by offering: 

  • Financial awards, to help with travel costs, uniform etc.  
  • Mentoring, to help with goal setting, confidence, and support with your career pathway 
  • Mental health support through our partnership with MYNDUP 

This support is only available if you have been offered a role but have not yet started in post.

Please get in touch by registering here: Health & Social Care | The Prince's Trust | New Starter Support (


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