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.
Now that the schools have finished for the summer we can reflect on some of the achievements for the academic year 18/19 in Peterborough, Fenland, East Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. The highlights include:- Commitment from 250 businesses across the year supporting activity in our local schools. Support and volunteers from 250 businesses engaged with students across […]
Now that the summer is here and school has finished, for some students aged 16-18 the next steps can be tricky and daunting. Thankfully there is always support and advice available. If you have just finished your exams, the Cabinet Office have launched a summer campaign to show what summer options are now available to […]
Have you just left sixth form after studying STEM subjects and not planning on attending Uni, but would prefer to get straight into the world of work? ELeather would like to hear from you. As an environmentally friendly tech company that has a local base but delivers globally, ELeather design and manufacture eco-friendly products for […]