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.
Over 200 staff from Caterpillar in Peterborough have received special recognition from The Skills Service for their voluntary support of vital careers and enterprise events in local schools. In 2018 alone the Caterpillar team contributed over 200 hours of volunteering in schools with The Skills Service. A total of 235 volunteers from Caterpillar have taken […]
A brief look at our successes in 2018. The year has been very positive for our brokerage and school engagement. The following stats speak for themselves. 29, 000 young people have experienced business interactions 1,103 businesses to schools 8,255 hours support from business 200 businesses leading events 130,376 of student hours of careers-based education Over […]
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed the results of its analysis into the career, salary and educational aspirations of 16-21 year olds, compared to the reality for 22-29 year olds. In the list of jobs that young people aspired to, a career in artistic, literacy or media industries was top with almost 12% […]