Work experince: Isai Thayaparan

I am Isaiyarasy Thayaparan from Trafalgar School and I am working with Shaping Portsmouth for my work experience for a duration of two weeks. Work experience is an important period for all students as the whole process of hunting down a work placement and surviving in a work environment can be stressful. Beyond the stress […]

Showcasing Digital Resilience at the Festival of Crime

Over the weekend our Digital Resilience team attended the Festival of Crime organised by the University of Portsmouth. The event showcased over 30 years of criminology and crime-related studies at the University, showing the public what they do to tackle and understand crime. It was great to meet so many wonderful people and share our knowledge […]

Join the Team: Business Support Service & Youth Employment Programme Leads

We are looking for volunteer programme leads to head up the important work being done by two of our programmes: Portsmouth Business Support Service and Youth Employment. We would like to recruit two co-leads for the Portsmouth Business Support Service. The PBSS offers a wide range of services from mentoring on business and finance planning […]

Portsmouth Business Leaders Forum spotlights Skills & Employability

We want to thank all those who managed to attend our Portsmouth Business Leaders Forum event in Portsmouth Cathedral last Thursday. It was a fantastic event to be part of, and particularly lovely to hold it in such a magnificent setting. CEO Dave Humphries said “Personally, it was nice to get my first Shaping Portsmouth […]

Meet our new Partner: Liquid Friday

A group photo of the team from Liquid Friday

We are very pleased to welcome Liquid Friday, who have joined Shaping Portsmouth at the Partner level. Liquid Friday offer comprehensive workforce management solutions for engagers, ensuring smooth operations, full compliance with UK regulations and a focus on delivering unparalleled levels of services. Established in 2006, Liquid Friday has gone from modest roots in a […]

Our new Youth Employment programme launches next week

Shaping Portsmouth will be launching our latest programme next week in partnership with Portsmouth Youth Cabinet, which will be focused on Youth Employment in the city. Portsmouth Youth Cabinet’s consultations with local young people revealed that 91% have never been in paid employment and that 67% have wanted a job, but were unable to get […]

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 Friends of Mary Rose are seeking help with fundraising for a new minibus

Mary Rose Academy is a special school for 181 pupils aged 2-19 years, they provide a highly specialist, personalised curriculum for young people with the most profound, severe and complex learning difficulties.  In addition, the majority of pupils have co-occurring needs including ASC, severe physical disabilities and highly complex medical conditions.  The Friends of Mary […]

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 […]