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.
National Lorry Week – promoting opportunities in logistics As part of the National Lorry Week the Road Haulage Association have launched a competition for secondary school pupils aged 11-16 years old. They are asking them to design the front cover for The RHA’s ‘Roadway’ magazine, along with a twitter, Facebook and Instagram post. Each student […]
Did you know that employers who pay the Apprenticeship Levy can share up to 25% of their funds with other organisations? Many businesses are unaware that any money paid into the Levy that isn’t used will expire after 2 years. By transferring them to another organisation you ensure that your contributions continue to support the […]
Benchmarks 5 and 6 With the limitations placed on schools and employers by social distancing requirements the ability for schools to deliver meaningful experiences for students has become much more challenging. This is where virtual encounters can be expected to play a much bigger role in the months ahead. The latest guidance from the Careers […]