Career help will be role for Colin

GUIDING LIGHT Colin Walker of Workshop Recruitment. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (123145-4)
GUIDING LIGHT Colin Walker of Workshop Recruitment. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (123145-4)
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HOW does someone who trained to be an electronic engineer instead become a director of a recruitment firm?

Colin Walker, who part-owns Workshop Recruitment, will be at the Portsmouth Opportunities fair at the Guildhall on Saturday, telling the young people there about his personal journey to success.

The fair is between 10am and 4pm, and will help 10 to 13-year-olds see what career opportunities exist within Portsmouth.

Mr Walker, 48, will be one of a number of role models at the event, who will be on hand to share their experiences with all those attending.

Mr Walker said: ‘The main reason I said yes when I was asked to be a role model was that I could give people a little bit of hope when they think they really don’t know what they want to do.

‘At various stages in my life things happened which stopped me from doing what I was going to do, including going into the forces.

‘But I don’t regret the life I have now.’

The event is free to attend, and free transport is also provided.

The University of Portsmouth is laying on a shuttle bus doing round trips from Solent Junior School, the bus stop next to Cosham Station on the corner of Knowsley Road and then the bus stop outside the Golden Hind pub on Copnor Road.

See oppsfair.co.uk for more details.