To drive economic growth by facilitating effective partnership working between schools, training providers and businesses in order to develop the knowledge, aspirations and employability skills of young people
For businesses to fill skills gaps with aspirational and talented young people from their local area through employer engagements that we facilitate
For young people to feel informed and inspired about the wide range of businesses, sectors and opportunities available to them by engaging in our events
For local training providers to focus on the relevant skills to support the local economy using data gathered during our business interactions
Our core values define what we stand for at The Skills Service and how we work. They underpin everything we do.
At The Skills Service we value:
Collaboration – building quality relationships, listening to needs and linking the right organisations together
Innovation – encouraging new ideas and initiatives to help support our aims and objectives
Respect – working hard to meet the needs of all audiences and always delivering when we have committed to do so
Passion – feeling genuine satisfaction through inspiring young people and helping businesses
Flexible – tailoring our service to meet the unique needs of each school or business
Peterborough Skills Service (PSS) was launched in 2011 by Opportunity Peterborough as part of its wider Skills Vision for the City.
The Vision set out to help new talent prosper, giving voice to the City’s businesses, education providers and funders of education to find out what shape they want the City’s skills agenda to take.
A concern voiced regularly by business through Opportunity Peterborough’s annual skills survey is the work-readiness of young people coming out of education at all levels and the appropriateness of their skill sets.
Over time we have grown to cover most of the United Kingdom. You can click on the map below to see our postal address.
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You can read more about what we do in the words of the people we have worked with over the years on our Employer testimonials page.