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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Latest News

Mission Possible Careers Fair 2016

Last call for businesses to inspire the future generation

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 […]

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Careers Inspiration

Thousands of young people inspired by pilot skills project

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 […]

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Future Voices

Future Voices – opportunity with EDP newspaper

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: EDP is looking […]

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