Free bus laid on for fair launch tomorrow

rade unions gathered at the Workers Memorial in Portsmouth to observe a minute of silence for all those killed and injured at work                                    Picture: Malcolm Wells (170428-1788)

Trade unions come together to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

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THE first Portsmouth Opportunities Fair gets under way at the Guildhall tomorrow, and free transport is being laid on to help youngsters and their families get there.

Running from 10am until 3pm, it will feature exhibition stands and talks from almost 100 Portsmouth firms which will be showcasing what careers they have to offer.

Organised by Portsmouth Education Business Partnership and Shaping the Future of Portsmouth, it is aimed at raising the aspirations of children aged between 10 and 13 years old, and showing them what careers await them in the city.

Phillippe Jouy, managing director of Warings and chairman of the Shaping the Future of Portsmouth Education and Skills Group, said: ‘We want to showcase examples of the success and career paths of local employees, particularly if they attended school in Portsmouth.’

The free bus runs from 10am, starting at Victory School then to King Richard School, Paulsgrove Primary, Portsdown Primary and finally City Boys and then on to the Guildhall. Return trips will start from around 1pm.

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