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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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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Joseph Valente opens the show

Former Apprentice Winner Joseph Valente Set to Open Brand New Peterborough Business Event

The Peterborough Biscuit on Wednesday 8th February at Peterborough Arena is new event for local businesses to showcase their products and services in front of a large and diverse audience. This inaugural event will be opened by former Apprentice winner, Joseph Valente, and Peterborough Mayor David Sanders. Businesses of all sizes and from all industries […]

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Careers Show set to be bigger and better than ever

Careers Show set to be even bigger and better in 2017

The region’s largest skills and careers event just got bigger! Following the success of last year’s Careers Show, The Skills Service and WorldSkills UK have secured funding towards the 2017 event from the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership’s ‘Signpost2Skills’ project and The Careers & Enterprise Company. This collaboration allows us to extend the Careers […]

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