Local school leavers behaviours and skills survey

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Education 100px 18The Employability Sub-Group of the Education Workstream of Shaping Portsmouth wants to obtain real and accurate evidence of the needs of LOCAL Employers as to the desired:

1) Attitudes & Behaviours
2) Employability Skills (NOT technical skills)

of these young people entering the world of work.

The attached criteria have been distilled from past surveys by CBI, IOD, FSB and UK Commission.

The Education workstream would be grateful if you could complete the following questionnaire by Monday 23rd May please. They can then liaise with the appropriate local providers to ensure our young people are suitably trained and fit for purpose to benefit your business, themselves and the City in this 21st Century.

Click here to take the survey.


Find out about opportunities to teach in Portsmouth

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Teach Portsmouth webIf you are an experienced teacher, or a newly qualified teacher, looking to return to teaching or considering a career in teaching - come along to the Teach Portsmouth recruitment event to find out about opportunities to teach in the city.

Teach Portsmouth are holding a recruitment event on Saturday 11 June from 10am to 12.30pm at 1000 Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road Portsmouth PO6 3EN.

Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance, Portsmouth City Council and partners will be there to give information about teaching opportunities at schools across the city.

On the day you'll be able to meet primary, secondary and special schools, plus post 16 providers. Many of who will be seeking candidates to start in September 2016.

Cllr Neill Young, Cabinet Member for Education said: "Following the success of our event in January we're hoping to attract teachers to come and work in our great city and help to inspire our next generation. We've invested in our schools and are committed to raising the standard of education in the city - attracting high calibre teachers to come and work in the city is an essential part of that vision."

For further details about this event and to register your interest go to or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Urban Future of Portsmouth [INTERVIEWS]

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On Thursday 12th May, the University of Portsmouth's Dean of Creative and Cultural Industires, Professor Catherine Harper, and Professor of Sustainable Architecture, Steff​e​n Lehmann, held a​n inspiring ​VIP breakfast event with key industry and government partners​, dignitaries​ ​ and University academics, researchers and alumni, with the topic of "The Urban Future of Portsmouth".

At the event, Cheryl Buggy spoke to Wayne Hemingway MBE, of HemingwayDesign, Professor Graham Galbraith, Vice-Chancellor of the University, and Steffen Lehmann:


YOU Trust makes shortlist for charity award

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YOU trustThe YOU Trust, which provides an advice service for Portsmouth City Council, has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.

The YOU Trust has been shortlisted in the Advice, Support and Campaigning category for its Advice Portsmouth service which aims to provide free, independent and confidential advice on debt, welfare benefits, housing, employment and family issues. Advice Portsmouth, funded by the council, is based in Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth and last year supported a record number of over 13,000 people.

The Charity Awards is the sector’s most highly-regarded excellence recognition scheme. All 30 shortlisted charities this year have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated outstanding best practice from which other organisations can learn.

The 10 category winners, plus the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, will be announced at a ceremony and dinner on Thursday 9 June at the Mermaid Theatre in London’s Blackfriars. The black-tie evening will be hosted by former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull, who will be joined by representatives of the shortlisted charities, alongside senior figures from the charity and civil society sector, and a smattering of celebrities from the worlds of theatre, television, music and sport.

Tania Mason, editorial director at Civil Society Media which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated The YOU Trust on making the highly-coveted shortlist. She said:

“We had a record number of entries this year, and the standard was particularly high, so The YOU Trust should be very proud to have made the shortlist. For 16 years the Charity Awards have been identifying and celebrating the fantastic work that UK charities do, and the rigorous judging process ensures that only the very best-run charities make it through. We wish The YOU Trust the very best of luck on the night.”

John Low, chief executive of Charities Aid Foundation, overall partner of the Charity Awards, said:

“CAF exists to support the amazing work of charities. Anyone looking to see some of the impressive ways in which charities make a difference would only need to take a look at the shortlisted nominees for this year’s Charity Awards. These are shining examples of charities at their very best, showing determined leadership and constantly innovating to support people in communities across the UK and beyond. It has been a difficult year for the charity sector and there are important lessons to take away from this. But it is no less vital that we continue to celebrate the success of charities which make such a difference to people’s lives in so many different ways. Recognising the achievements of charities, like those in this year’s shortlist, is a crucial part of how we continue to maintain and build a proud culture of caring for others and selfless generosity in Britain.”

Nicola Youern, the Chief Executive of The YOU Trust, said:

"The YOU Trust is honoured to have been shortlisted for this award. The whole team at Advice Portsmouth have worked so hard over the last four years to provide an advice service that really matters to the people of Portsmouth. We help up to 90 people a day at our free, no appointment service, and work to continuously improve what we do."

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