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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]