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. Watch our video to find out more…

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Talk to us about your skills needs

As schools start their long summer holiday, The Skills Service team are focusing their attention on engaging with new businesses in preparation for the next academic year. To address local business concerns about the work-readiness of young people coming out of education, we provide a brokerage service for businesses, education and training providers, co-ordinating work-related […]

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Mission Possible Careers Show 2018


The sixth annual Mission Possible Careers Show succeeded in inspiring thousands of young people at the East of England Arena last Thursday, with over 100 exhibitors showcasing the wide range of career opportunities available across the region. More than 40 schools attended in two hour slots throughout the day, exploring sector-specific ‘Experience Zones’ for an […]

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Careers Show 2018


On Thursday 21st June at the East of England Arena, the Mission Possible Careers Show will showcase hundreds of opportunities available for young people in the local area. From current job vacancies to apprenticeships to university places, there will be advice on all different career paths under one roof. 5,000 students from 40 schools across […]

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