Young Ambassador Ryan is taking part in this year’s Palace to Palace to help other young people like himself to realise their potential.

“A little over four years ago I had spent around 18 months out of work with zero motivation to find a job. I was referred to The Prince’s Trust where I took part in their Team programme and it completely changed my life. Whilst I had some reservations about joining, I’m so glad I did as it was definitely one of the greatest experiences of my life so far.” 

“Team didn’t just help me to get a job, it helped me learn to be a better version of myself, how to present myself in professional situations, how to prepare for a job and more importantly helped me to reach a level of self-confidence that I have never experienced before.”

“During the work experience section of Team, I was sent to work with a national car park operator, Total Car Parks Ltd (TCPL). Using the skills, I learnt during the programme, I was able to secure a permanent position with TCPL as a Junior Administrator. Four years and a few promotions later, I now work in business development and I am responsible for the acquiring of new contracts and development of new ideas.”

Thanks to the Princes Trust, I see a positive future for myself and have ambitions that four years ago would have seemed impossible. 

“I recently became a Young Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust which gives me the opportunity to share my experience with others. I have been lucky enough to tell my story in front of many different crowds and groups of young people to help raise awareness of the Prince’s Trust and the work that they do.”

“Palace to Palace is my opportunity to give back to The Trust and raise funds to support their work. As a fairly overweight man I plan to dedicate my free time over the next few months to getting in shape to complete the ride and raising as much money as I can. I’ll also be documenting my progress on social media so people can follow my journey as I get ready for the big day.”