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Get Work Ready and Find a Job

Ready to kick-start a new career, but not sure where to start? Or are you in a job but want to try something new?

We help 16 to 30 year-olds to get a job and achieve their goals. Last year we helped almost 6,000 young people find jobs through our Employability courses. You could be next.

Unlock Skills for Work gives you skills and confidence to find job opportunities and get into work. This free online programme from The Prince’s Trust gives you workshops and 1-2-1 support to help you succeed.

*Unlock Skills for Work is a new programme from The Prince's Trust. Currently it is only available in Northern Ireland to young people aged between 16-30 who are working 16 hours per week or less.

Online applications will open again soon.

Interested? Start something today. Tell us more about you and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible to talk you through the next steps.

What's Involved?

Unlock Skills for Work includes seven online workshops. Starting with an induction session with other young people on your course. The programme also gives you guidance and support to help boost your skills and plan for the future.

To complete the programme, you’ll need to attend a minimum number of workshops. You’ll have the chance to pick workshops that are right for you. And, at the end of the programme, we’ll come back together to think about your next steps.

Available Workshops

Unlock Skills for Work Induction

Meet other young people who’ll also be on the journey with you, and get guidance on booking and attending sessions and key programme information.

What we'll cover

  • What to expect from the programme
  • Introduction to using the online learning hub
  • Complete Profile and My Journey forms

Social Media

How can social media help you get a job? Get tips to improve your online profile and find out how companies use social media when looking for new employees.

What we'll cover

  • Presenting yourself online
  • Using social media to boost your job search
  • How employers use social media

Employment Opportunities

Find out how to help kick-start your job hunt. Learn where to start your search and the info you’ll need for employers.

What we'll cover

  • Identifying the right job for you
  • Where to find new opportunities
  • Preparing for job applications

Building a CV

Your CV is your chance to sell yourself to an employer. Get to grips with what to include in your CV, and how to organise and structure it correctly.

What we'll cover

  • What to include in your CV
  • CV structure and layout
  • Practice CV writing

Applying for Jobs

Gain the confidence you need to complete a great application with clear and practical guidance.

What we'll cover

  • Application form key words
  • Common elements of an application form
  • Completing a job application

Interview Skills

Learn about the interview process. Pick up proven techniques and practise with other young people to make sure you feel prepared for your next interview.

What we'll cover

  • Preparing for an interview
  • The CAR technique
  • Practising interview questions

My Vision

Come back together with the young people who joined you at the start of the course to complete this final session. Plan the actions you need to take to achieve your goals.

What we'll cover

  • Goal setting (SMART)
  • Planning your future
  • Who can help me achieve my goals?


Confidence starts with you! Explore your strengths and how to improve the way you come across to employers on this L’Oréal #AllWorthIt workshop.

What we'll cover

  • Recognising your skills and strengths
  • Confidence techniques
  • Applying for jobs with confidence

Programme Content [Sneak Peak]

Get a taster of the Unlock Skills for Work Programme...

How to fill out a job application
Christopher Rizzi offers up advice to help you complete an application form that stands out for the right reasons.
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Get employed: 10 tips for securing a job
What steps can you take today to kick-start your job search, feel prepared and find an exciting new career?
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What do you want to do?
It’s a big question. Use this guide to explore different job opportunities and get an idea of the type of job you want to do.
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A Message to my Younger Self (from a Civil Engineer)

The Prince's Trust does nothing but help you discover the real you, unlocking all the potential we have.
Josh Waite, Cardiff, who completed a course with The Prince’s Trust

What Are You Waiting For?

With the support of The Trust you can kick-start your journey to employment. Even during the most challenging times, we’re here to help you develop your skills, build confidence and achieve something remarkable.

If the Unlock Skills for Work programme sounds like a good match for you, share your details today and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible to talk you through the next steps.

Online applications will open again soon.

Tell us more about you and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible to talk you through the next steps.

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