Training success for Princes Trust Tameside Talent Academy

THE new Tameside Talent Academy is celebrating success helping its first group of young people on their way into employment.

In partnership with The Princes Trust, Rochdale Training are offering the eight-week training programme is for unemployed Tameside residents aged 16-25.

The first course started in October at Ashton Old Baths, focusing on customer service environments.Tutor Karen Hamer said: “We are thrilled of the success of the first group.

“Several local residents have successfully completed the first stage of the training and are due to start work placements in the coming weeks.

“Our aim is to help people to follow their dream careers and make those first steps into employment.”

Trainee Lucy Goodall said: “I am enjoying being on the Prince Trust course, it has helped my confidence and helped me explore my ideas on what career path I want.

“The Prince’s Trust has got me a placement in a school and I am also doing a Teaching Assistant course after this.

“The tutor Karen is very helpful and understanding and makes you feel very comfortable.”

Trainee Kai Roscoe added: “I have enjoyed the Prince Trust because it has benefitted me in loads of ways such as my confidence, my patience and my verbal skills.

“I am also hoping to start an Apprenticeship soon through being on my work placement.”

• The Academy is looking for trainees for the next group starting on January, 10 2022.

If you are interested in a career in health and social care, register your interest with tutor Karen Hamer by phone 07860 919386 or email

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