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.
We held our first school event of the new year at Neale Wade Academy with some eager and fresh faced year 12 students. Only a couple of days back from the summer break the students who have only just started to adjust to life as a sixth former were in good spirits and keen to […]
We are pleased to confirm that Ixion are planning to deliver in Peterborough starting on Monday 16th September a construction-focused programme, Introduction to Construction. This is a ten day programme from Monday 16th to Friday 27th September and will include delivery of an accredited qualification, the Level 1 Award in Construction, plus health and safety training to enable […]
Now that the schools have finished for the summer we can reflect on some of the achievements for the academic year 18/19 in Peterborough, Fenland, East Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire. The highlights include:- Commitment from 250 businesses across the year supporting activity in our local schools. Support and volunteers from 250 businesses engaged with students across […]