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…
Results of this year’s CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey show that companies are still anticipating a growing skills gap, with skills shortages holding back businesses across all regions and many sectors. This includes manufacturing, construction and professional services. There is a growing demand for higher skills with 77% of businesses expecting to have more jobs […]
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, […]
The Peterborough Arena was buzzing on Friday as thousands of young people from across the region found inspiration for their future careers. Organised by The Skills Service, the Careers Show is the East of England’s biggest skills and careers event, attracting nearly 3,500 visitors and over 200 exhibitors. The annual ‘Mission Possible’ Careers Show aims […]