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.
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% […]
A new report from the CIPD* highlights a lack of awareness amongst employers about the new T Level qualifications that are being introduced in 2020. T Levels are Level 3 technical qualifications, the equivalent of an A Level, and have come about following an identified need to both improve and simplify vocational study options. T […]
As students embark on a new academic year, The Skills Service is stepping up its mission to provide inspiration and raise aspirations for their future careers while also helping to meet the skills needs of the local economy. Success is achieved by brokering effective relationships between businesses, schools and training providers, using these links to […]