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ABOUT US

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OUR MISSION

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

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OUR VISION

For businesses to fill skills gaps with aspirational and talented young people from their local area through employer engagements that we facilitate

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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

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For local training providers to focus on the relevant skills to support the local economy using data gathered during our business interactions

 
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OUR VALUES

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

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OUR HISTORY

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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OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

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LIVE STATS

Number of events
1013
Number of event hours
718
Number of business people at events
7754
Number of business people hours
19574.2
Number of students reached
152392

You can read more about what we do in the words of the people we have worked with over the years on our testimonials page.

 
 
 
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MEET THE TEAM

Click on a photo below for job role information and contact details

Sarah

Jacqui

Rebecca

Dan