Young people in Swindon looking for work were given some help by Wiltshire’s police and crime commissioner.

Angus Macpherson the elected official in political charge of the county’s police force was at Inner Flame in Swindon to see how a donation he made earlier in the year is being put to use.

The youth organisation’s Inner Flame Prince’s Trust team was given £2,800, to run a 12-week personal development course for unemployed young people in Swindon to help them find a job .

Mr Macpherson was joined by Wiltshire’s High Sheriff, David Scott, on his visit.

He said: “Many of these young people will not have completed their formal education for a variety of reasons.

“This course is designed to help them gain confidence they lack because of their diverse needs, the confidence which is needed to even attend an interview.”

During the visit both the High Sheriff and the PCC, no strangers to making speeches Commissioner joined the young people in an exercise to improve public speaking skills. Inner Flame offers free courses to disadvantaged young people to help them increase their skills and confidence.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme includes confidence-building experiences such as outdoor activities and modules on building a better CV, how to meet new people and public speaking as well as work placements to use those new skills in a real environment.