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 Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. 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.

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Saffery Champness partnership provides great pipeline of potential Apprentices

On December 5th the team at Saffery Champness held an open evening for local school leavers to meet with their senior team and trainees, to better understand what it would be like to be an Apprentice at the Firm based in Peterborough. 8 local schools had students attending along with parents and teaching staff. Presentations […]

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Careers in Health

Benchmark 2 With the NHS being the largest employer in the UK and the Health and Care Sector predicted to grow in the coming years this is a sector that all students should seriously consider. If schools are including links on their websites to specific sectors and employers then a link to the NHS Careers […]

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National Careers Week – a New Year Resolution

Benchmarks 1 to 8 On your return to school from Christmas festivities the new year is a good opportunity to plan for your school’s involvement with National Careers Week which runs from 2nd to 7th of March 2020. This can be great way of encouraging colleagues in other curriculum teams to get involved and to […]

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