The Prince’s Trust in Wales has announced its new Director as Phil Jones.

Phil Jones, the new Director of The Prince's trust Cymru

Mr Jones is responsible for the delivery of all Prince’s Trust programmes in Wales, which support over 3,000 unemployed young people each year to gain the skills and confidence they need to find work, or further their education or training.

Mr Jones says, “I am thrilled to join The Prince’s Trust Cymru, in this its 40th anniversary year.

There is huge potential among the young people of Wales, but for many, the ambition of getting a job, learning a new skill, or just gaining some self-confidence can be a real struggle.

"I want to work with the Welsh Government, Local Authorities, our brilliant Welsh schools, colleges, businesses and social enterprises to help those opportunities and ambitions be realised – and to make a real difference to young lives.”

Previous to his appointment as Prince’s Trust Cymru Director, Mr Jones was the Wales Area Manager for The Royal British Legion during a time of that charity’s transformation. Previously, he served in the Armed Forces for over 25 years as an officer in The Royal Welsh.  His roles included overseeing the delivery of combat and leadership training, media and strategic communications, and planning and delivering intelligence training both in the UK and abroad.

Phil’s family hail from Lampeter and Llandullas. He was born in Bicester, Oxfordshire and attended Lord Williams's School, Thame, before being commissioned into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1986.

He adds,

The Prince’s Trust Cymru has many fantastic supporters in Wales, and I would like to thank them today. Be in no doubt, the impact of this support is profound and life-changing. There is a lot more to do however, so I look forward to building on that support in the months ahead, investing more in our young people and giving them the chances they need to succeed.

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