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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Carry on Learning

Opportunity Peterborough secures £47k for mentoring programme

Economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough has secured £47k worth of investment from The Careers & Enterprise Company, which will enable its Skills Service team to offer further support to young people in Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough. The investment, boosted by additional funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership and Peterborough City Council, will help The Skills […]

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Careers Show 2016

Careers Show set to be bigger and better in 2017

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

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Working and Studying

LMI Fact of the Month – Clerical and Administrative 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, […]

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