We provide a brokerage role between businesses, education and training providers to encourage effective partnership working.

Is your business growth suffering from skills gaps?

Assisting Businesses

Do you need help with inspiring your students about careers?

Supporting Schools

Are you looking for work or thinking about your options?

Helping Young People

The Skills Service is part of Opportunity Peterborough’s economic development portfolio, now funded by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Responding to local business needs to fill skills gaps and develop employability skills in young people, we co-ordinate activities between businesses and schools, and other organisations with access to young people. Young people need inspiration as well as information and guidance, which is best achieved through effective engagement with employers.

We also work with businesses to help with staff training plans, connecting businesses with skills experts locally and providing workshops on the benefits of a highly skilled team and alternative recruitment methods such as apprenticeships. Watch our video to find out more…

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Mission Possible Careers Fair 2016

Open your eyes to opportunities at the East of England Careers Show

If you’re aged 14-24 and seeking inspiration for your future career, don’t miss the East of England Careers Show on Friday 15th July, the region’s largest skills and careers event. Taking place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough from 9:30am to 3:00pm, the event is free to attend and promises to showcase a […]

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Dersingham Works – Business Breakfast and Employer Marketplace

Dersingham Parish Council and the Dersingham Village Centre Association are working with The Skills Service in hosting the first ‘Dersingham Works’ event at St Nicholas Church Hall in Manor Road on Tuesday 21st June. Improved access to services is a key objective in the plans to replace the Church Hall with a new Village Centre. […]

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Global Best Award

Youngsters inspired by multi-award winning brokerage service

A pioneering Peterborough-based skills brokerage service has been awarded a Gold Global Best Award for the Europe region for a second consecutive time. This year The Skills Service has been recognised for work carried out to inspire young people to choose Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and to pursue careers in STEM fields. […]

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