Apprenticeship Bus

Led By: Simon Ingram – Managing Director, Mountjoy

Every year, the Apprenticeship Bus embarks on an inspiring journey across the city, bringing apprentices from thriving businesses and organisations in Portsmouth directly to schools. This dynamic initiative grants students a golden opportunity to engage with these apprentices in person, offering an authentic, first-hand glimpse into the enriching world of an apprenticeship.

If you would like to be involved in the 2025 Apprenticeship Bus Roadshow, contact Kirsty Hill at


  1. To inspire students in Portsmouth to consider Apprenticeships as a viable and exciting career option.
  2. To secure Apprentices from as many Portsmouth businesses and priority work-related areas as possible.
  3. To reach the maximum number of Year 10-11 students in Portsmouth each year.

Current Initiatives


  • In 2024 we visited 10 senior schools over three days

  • Engaged with over 1000 pupils  

  • 56 Apprentices from local businesses joined the tour

  • 875 students completed feedback.

    • 635 students agree or strongly agree that they will now consider an apprenticeship.

    • 684 students agree or strongly agree that there was a good range of apprentice role represented and available to talk too.


Want to know more about this programme? Contact us.