Choose Employability

Led By: Cozette Gelineau & Ania Marysia Swiderska

Vision & Mission

The purpose of Choose Employability is to support each candidate in creating their tailored pathway to employability.

Shaping Portsmouth are very proud to have launched the Choose Employability Programme in partnership with Fareham, HSDC, City of Portsmouth Colleges, Abri and Vivid Social Housing.

The programme is a stepping-stone for the homeless people within our community who are in the care, and living in one of the three shelter facilities of the Society of St James.
The volunteered programme will offer a personalised pathway to each individual providing mentoring support, education and job experiences to prepare and successfully place them into a paid position in the City of Portsmouth.


  1. To work with any homeless person, (client), that wishes to create an opportunity for themselves in terms of employment and accommodation.
  2. Create a set of pathways that any client can use with the support of our Partner training providers.
  3. Develop an early opportunity system with the main homeless Charities to engage with any potential homeless person before it happens. 

The Choose Employability programme is delivered in partnership with:


Always looking for people

If you’d like to join this programme, send us an email and let us know a bit about yourself.