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

Is your business growth suffering from skills gaps?

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Do you need help with inspiring your students about careers?

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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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Careers Show set to be bigger and better than ever

Last call for exhibitors at this year’s Mission Possible Careers Show

Time is running out to book your free stand at this year’s Careers Show to showcase your organisation and help inspire the workforce of the future. Taking place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough on Friday 23rd June 2017, from 9:30am to 3:30pm, the event already has over 2,500 students booked to attend. […]

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Hop onboard the Signpost 2 Skills bus

From 10th to 17th March, a new bus route is coming into action across the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP area to raise awareness of apprenticeships. Stopping at a range of locations across the LEP area, including Fenland, West Norfolk and Peterborough, the bus will be welcoming a wide range of visitors on board to […]

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Working and Studying

LMI Fact of the Month – Top Occupations in 2016

One of the objectives of The Skills Service is to improve the economic awareness of young people and increase their knowledge of the local labour market. We have access to a data tool which searches advertised job vacancies in real-time, providing crucial insights into the jobs and skills that are most in demand. This month, […]

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