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.
Year 8 students from Ken Stimpson had a different kind of morning than they normally do and spent it making origami ducks! Sounds crazy, but there was reason behind it, they took part in our Ducks Enterprise challenge! The aim of the morning was to introduce students into key roles that are found within a […]
Benchmarks 4, 5, 6 and 7 A careers programme is all about helping your students become well informed and realistic decision makers for every stage of their studying and working lives. To really bring careers alive for students there is no substitute for inviting providers and employers into school or even better visiting them. Engagement […]
Benchmark 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 Whilst there are many benefits in subscribing to one of the range of paid for careers platforms there are many free to access internet based resources available to you and your students. You may want to consider including some of these within your careers programme or linking to […]