Hairdressing collaboration reaches new tides

An innovative idea from Hampshire Apprenticeship Hairdressing Academy (HAHA) with the support of Shaping Portsmouth, has seen a collaboration with Portsmouth International Port and SAGA Cruises drop anchor for Hairdressing Apprentices to see the career opportunities on board. The visits so far, on 3rd and 19th March 2024 saw apprentices boarding The Spirit of Adventure […]

The Apprenticeship Bus hits the road

Our Apprenticeship Bus made its triumphant return as part of National Apprenticeship Week last week, visiting 10 secondary schools across the city over three days. Over the tour, 56 apprentices from local organisations met over 1000 pupils to introduce apprenticeships as a viable and exciting career path. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the students […]

Mediafleet to give the Apprenticeship Bus a new look

We are pleased to announce that Mediafleet has joined us to support the Apprenticeship Bus programme by giving the bus a full wrap with Shaping Portsmouth and National Apprenticeship Week branding. The bus, which is touring Portsmouth’s senior schools from the 6th to 8th February, will be provided again by Stagecoach who have supported us […]

A new Lead for our Apprenticeship Bus Programme

Shaping Portsmouth is pleased to welcome Simon Ingram as our new Apprenticeship Bus Programme Lead. 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, […]

Join our team: Apprenticeship Bus Programme Lead

We are looking for a new partner who has a passion for Apprenticeships to join our growing team from September 2023 to February 2024. Every year, the Apprenticeship Bus embarks on an inspiring journey across the city, bringing apprentices from thriving businesses and organisations in Portsmouth directly to 10 senior schools. This dynamic initiative grants […]

Promoting Skills for Life with the biggest Apprenticeship Bus tour yet!

Last week saw the return of the Apprenticeship Bus tour as part of National Apprenticeship Week. For this three-day event, we took apprentices from a range of employers and industries into local schools for speed networking sessions with students from years 10 and 11, giving pupils a chance to meet them face to face and get a […]

Join us on the Apprenticeship Bus Tour 2023

We’re looking for apprentices to join us on the Apprenticeship Bus tour in February 2023 as part of National Apprenticeship Week, which will have the theme of Skills for Life. Each year, the Apprenticeship Bus travels around the city taking apprentices from Portsmouth-based businesses and organisations into schools, giving pupils a chance to meet them […]

Shaping Portsmouth Apprenticeship Bus calling for Apprentices from all sectors

Shaping Portsmouth’s Apprenticeship Bus Road Show is back in February 2023. Following the huge success from April 2022, we are now looking for existing and new Apprentices from all businesses and our partners across the city. Each year, the Apprenticeship Bus travels around the city taking apprentices from Portsmouth-based businesses and organisations into schools, giving students a chance […]

Would your Apprentice like to join our Programme?

Due to Covid the Apprenticeship Bus has been rescheduled but will still tour the city again in 2022. As part of Portsmouth Business Week in April, the bus will visit the senior schools of Portsmouth with current Portsmouth apprentices onboard. It aims to highlight the exceptional work being done by employers and apprentices in our […]