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…
Businesses are invited to showcase their organisation to the future workforce by securing a free stand at the East of England Careers Show on Friday 15th July. This annual skills and careers event organised by The Skills Service is now in its fourth year and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Last […]
Almost 20,000 young people from Peterborough and the surrounding areas gained inspiration for their future careers, as well as essential skills required for the world of work, by taking part in an activity organised by The Skills Service over the last year. The Skills Service is a brokerage service, delivered by Opportunity Peterborough and funded […]
The search has begun for the next set of young journalists and photographers for Future Voices. Future Voices is a section of the EDP newspaper written by young people. They write about a variety of matters that are important in their lives. You can see the kinds of things they’ve written about here: www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/future-voices. EDP is looking […]