Event helps pupils’ careers

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PUPILS at a Portsmouth school have turned their attention to their futures, with a careers event laid on for them.

The pupils at Miltoncross School in Milton Road were able to speak directly to local businesses as well as colleges to find out which career path would be right for them.

During the event, students were coached on interview techniques and took part in mock interviews to test their abilities, as well as receiving guidance on compiling CVs.

They were then given the opportunity to speak to the visitors and examine options for apprenticeships, going into work or continuing their education.

Anthony Dimmock, of building firm Barratt, was at the event to tell the pupils about apprenticeships available through the firm.

He said: ‘This is an important time for young people where they have to make some big decisions about their futures.

‘I was delighted to be invited to Miltoncross School and to have been able to support young people in the area where we are building new homes and communities.’