Mountjoy are proud to be strategic partners for Portsmouth City Council's SEND Employability and Enterprise Hub. 

The SEND Employability and Enterprise Hub was created with the mission of ensuring that young people in the city aged 14-25 with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND), can engage in meaningful work experience, develop enterprise skills, and are provided with opportunities to undertake work-related programmes such as Supported Internships and Apprenticeships, enabling them to progress to employment and/or self-employment. 

As part of the committee for the Hub, Mountjoy’s Finance Director, Dan Carlin, and HR Business Partner, Autumn Keeping, attend bi-monthly catch-up meetings where the committee review the ongoing progress of the programme and arrange events focusing on SEND.

In support of this partnership, Mountjoy employees, Gemma Dickson, our HR Apprentice Administrator, and Sam Fisher, a Supervisor on our maintenance contract with the University of Southampton, took part in career events at two local schools that cater to children with special educational needs. 

Gemma attended Redwood Park Academy’s ‘Aspirations Week’ as a guest speaker for their ‘Investigating Employment Day’, whilst Sam provided a careers talk to the students of Wymering School via a video call. Gemma and Sam spoke to the students about their roles within the organisation, detailing what it’s like to work at Mountjoy, and how their career journeys led to their current roles. 

We look forward to continuing our support of the SEND Employability and Enterprise Hub.