News Exhibit for FREE & inspire young people Portsmouth businesses are invited to exhibit for FREE at Get Inspired Portsmouth organised by EBP South in partnership with Shaping Portsmouth on Wednesday 31st January at Portsmouth Guildhall. Get Inspired Portsmouth is a free interactive event to promote the vast range of careers available. Businesses are asked to provide an interactive activity related to their business or industry to engage the young people. There are already 1200+ young people aged 10-16 from schools in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas booked to attend with spaces still available. Get Inspired Portsmouth is a great way of helping young people to learn about the various careers and training options that are right on their doorstep, planting a seed to raise their career aspirations from an early age and inspiring them to aim high. The event also empowers businesses to actively bridge the skills gaps in their industry whist giving other industries the opportunity to maintain awareness or careers in their sector. Jacquie Jones, EBP Projects Manager said ‘We live in a society where young people can do what they want however often they don’t actually know what opportunities and career paths are available to them. By companies from Portsmouth offering interactive activities it helps young people discover careers in a fun and engaging way. It’s important they learn what opportunities are available to help them to go on to choose the relevant training pathways to reach their career goals.’ SMEs and large businesses in Portsmouth are all encouraged to attend. There are many high profile businesses and employers in the city already attending including, BAE Systems Maritime Services, University of Portsmouth, Kings Theatre, Mountjoy, Portsmouth Water and QinetiQ to name just a few. Last year over 50 employers, colleges and training providers exhibited with fun, interactive activities, and was attended by almost 2,000 young people. Businesses can reserve their free place to showcase the fantastic work they do by completing a booking form https://www.ebpsouth.co.uk/Event/get-inspired-portsmouth-2018-exhibit or email Jacquie at [email protected]. Schools can book their free place at https://www.ebpsouth.co.uk/Pages/Events/Category/events-for-young-people. Get Inspired Portsmouth is an annual event is supported by Portsmouth Guildhall and Portsmouth City Council.