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A CHARITY is calling on all 13 and 14-year-old students with an interest in engineering and technology to apply for a course that will take in the naval sights of Portsmouth.

The Smallpeice Trust is seeking 50 Year 9 youngsters for the nuclear marine engineering course from July 19 to 22.

Students will have the unique opportunity to stay on board the Royal Navy training ship HMS Bristol, providing them with an insight into life as a nuclear marine engineer.

They will also spend time in a lab learning about radiation and gamma ray spectroscopy.

Visits to local sites including Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the submarine HMS Alliance in Gosport will give students an insight into real-life engineering.

The course, organised jointly with the Royal Navy and engineering support services company Babcock, is subsidised and costs £145 for four days full board.

Application on a first come first served basis can be accessed at or by calling 01926 333200.