Shaping Portsmouth launches a pilot programme with ALNS

Shaping Portsmouth and Admiral Lord Nelson school are delighted to announce a pilot programme which, if successful, will be rolled out to all our state-funded senior schools in the city.

The programme, entitled Business Breakfast Briefing, aims to give pupils from the school an opportunity to gain insight into specific industries, get expert answers and start building their professional network.

This is so important to the decisions the young adults will face as they make their further and higher education or apprenticeship choices.

Every Monday morning for an initial 6 weeks, starting late February, we will be asking two representatives from our Patrons to attend a 30-minute informal session in a conference room at the school. The initial industries chosen by the pupils to learn about are:

  • Legal Services
  • Property and Development
  • Financial Management
  • Construction
  • Media
  • IT
  • Business and Marketing
  • Food and Drink

Within one day of asking for our Patrons for support, we received seven pledges to take part. Our thanks to Dave Green from Lightning Safety Systems, Yvonne Clay & Georgina Shepherd from Landsec, Tony Sammut from Spinnaker Tower, Amanda Ansell from Carrington West, and Steve Cripps & Callum Marchant from PMC Construction

Stef Nienaltowski, Shaping Portsmouth CEO, said “This level of support as always is brilliant, and I am expecting more of our Patrons to come forward over the coming days to make this pilot an outstanding success.”