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We provide a brokerage role between businesses, education and training providers to encourage effective partnership working.

Is your business growth suffering from skills gaps?

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Do you need help with inspiring your students about careers?

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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 Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP). 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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Book your stand at the 2018 Mission Possible Careers Show

Exhibitor bookings are now open for the East of England’s largest skills and careers event. A record-breaking 6,000 visitors from 38 schools across the region attended in 2017, finding inspiration for their future careers in a fun and engaging atmosphere. The Mission Possible Careers Show 2018 will be held on Thursday 21st June, from 9:00am to […]

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Department of Education release new Careers Strategy

December 2017 saw the release of the new careers strategy from the Department for Education highlighting the need for a thriving careers system that is accessible and easy to use by everyone and in particular those currently in education. Students today need to be able understand the range of opportunities that are available to them […]

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What works in employer-led transition skills events

The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) recently released a report looking at transition skills for students to take with them into employment and interview situations. The importance of events such as mock interviews and CV writing workshops is recognised by schools, students and employers. Research suggests that students leaving education are finding themselves increasingly up […]

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