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.

Read more about us

Latest News

Really useful free guides for employers and employees

Westfield Health have produced an excellent series of guides to help both employers and employees get through the Coronavirus Pandemic. The guides are free to download, contain really useful templates and cover the following topics: Employer Guide – Preparing for COVID-19 Understanding Isolation Employee Guide – Working at Home (full of useful tips and templates) […]

Read More

Youth Employment UK’s 8 Ways To Look After Your Mental Health During Coronavirus – By Magda Knight

We stay safe, stay home and wash our hands – but how can we look after our mental health during Coronavirus? These tips may help. Social distancing and self-isolating isn’t easy. It’s natural to feel anxious or bored. There’s a lot to think about, from exams, study and your jobs future to having questions about the physical […]

Read More

Coronavirus: Explained using Images & Makaton

An excellent and informative video from the iNEQE Safeguarding Group explaining Coronovirus using Makaton and images has been released. Follow this link to watch the video and also explore more on their website.

Read More

See all news stories