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.
Peterborough STEM Festival showcases and celebrates the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through a number of events throughout the year. This year the event is running from 11th-12th October at the Kingsgate Centre. Open to the public on the 12th, the 11th is a day where local schools attend with a cohort of […]
A recent day spent with students from Witchford Village College and Ely College running enterprise challenges was documented by our supporters that day Enterprise East Cambridgeshire. They had a great time along with the students, you can read all about their support and involvement here..
Merging National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week embodied the collaboration needed to enhance young people’s aspirations With the UK facing a skills shortage, concerns over social immobility and growing wealth gaps, the work around skills and careers in schools is more crucial than ever. Last week marked the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week (4 […]