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Success stories

Every day, our inspirational young people take the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We’re proud of the 870,000 young people whose lives we’ve touched over the past four decades. 

Why not take a few moments to read, share and celebrate with our real-life success stories? None of our work would be possible without our fantastic network of partners and supporters. Discover their key role in our success. 

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Joe working in the Gap store in Portsmouth

Young person

Joe, 23, from Portsmouth, was feeling lost and became stuck in a cycle playing video games and watching films all day, until The Prince's Trust.

Katie Carpenter stood in Gap store

Young person

Before finding The Prince’s Trust, Katie was struggling to find work, experiencing low confidence and facing a number of setbacks.

Brad Fitz

Young person

Bradley has gone from feeling trapped in his house, to becoming a team leader and into an apprenticeship.

Group of Gap and Prince


Over the past 10 years, we have been working in partnership with Gap to support over 700 young people to build the self-belief and skills to succeed.

Terri smiling while holding a box open

Young person

Terri is a fighter from overcoming health problems to now being an entrepreneur of two businesses Bowden’s Unique Boutique and Be-You-Tez.

Jonny Harkins, Prince

Young person

Prior to securing a place on the Get Into Retail programme, Jonny struggled with his self-confidence, causing him to become isolated from his friends and family.

Rachel Williams, Prince

Young person

Rachel's bad back didn't stop her from being voted Shropshire's apprentice of the year and becoming a full-time member of the team.

Celebrity ambassador Paloma Faith with Young Ambassador Alex


Earlier this year ŠKODA launched our new partnership at a secret gig in Hackney with leading UK artist and ambassador Paloma Faith.

John Okungbaiye and Joshua Okungbaiye, founders of High Spirit Bags

Young person

Passionate about design from a young age, John and his older brother Joshua decided to launch their own luxury bag business, High Spirit Bags. 

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