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Meet The Team

Working within Opportunity Peterborough and funded by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authoriy,
The Skills Service team is made up of:

Sarah Anstiss

Skills Lead

Sarah heads up The Skills Service team, implementing strategies and setting priorities that address the skills agenda in the region. This includes managing the various contracts that The Skills Service operates under and tendering for new opportunities. Contact Sarah

Becky Cook

Lead Business and Education Development Manager, Peterborough and Rutland

Becky leads the Business & Education Development team and also works with businesses, education and training providers in the Peterborough area to develop and run events that support the objectives of The Skills Service. This includes promoting the skills growth agenda in the business community, driving the aspiration agenda in local education and linking businesses to training provision. Contact Becky

Rebecca Sussex

Business and Education Development Manager, Fenland and East Cambs

Rebecca works with businesses, education and training providers in the Fenland and East Cambridgeshire area to develop and run events that support the objectives of The Skills Service. This includes promoting the skills growth agenda in the business community, driving the aspiration agenda in local education and linking businesses to training provision. Contact Rebecca

Jacqui Farrell

Business and Education Development Manager, King's Lynn, West Norfolk and South Holland

Jacqui works with businesses, education and training providers in the Peterborough and local areas to develop and run events that support the objectives of The Skills Service. This includes promoting the skills growth agenda in the business community, driving the aspiration agenda in local education and linking businesses to training provision. Contact Jacqui

Debbie Longhurst

Debbie Longhurst

Business & Education Development Manager, Huntingdonshire

Debbie works with businesses, education and training providers in the Peterborough and Huntingdonshire area to develop and run events that support the objectives of The Skills Service. This includes promoting the skills growth agenda in the business community, driving the aspiration agenda in local education and linking businesses to training provision. Contact Debbie

Steve Walker

Steve Walker

Enterprise Coordinator

Steve works with Senior Leadership Teams and Careers Leaders in schools to audit and develop their careers strategies and action plans. He also helps to deliver The Careers & Enterprise Company’s Enterprise Adviser Network in Peterborough and Huntingdonshire recruiting, introducing and matching Enterprise Advisers with schools. Contact Steve

Dan Todd

Information and Contracts Manager

Dan manages claim requirements for new and existing contracts, leads on reporting outcomes against KPI’s and provides effective office administration to help enhance our service delivery. Dan also supervises the management of data in our internal databases and provides Work Related Learning support to the wider team when required. Contact Daniel

Tim Crane

Work Placement & Safeguarding Coordinator / Events & Media Coordinator

Tim supports events organised by The Skills Service across the patch, both in terms of resources and marketing. He also organises work experience placements for young people aged 14-19 in the Greater Peterborough area. He meets with employers to make sure they have appropriate health and safety arrangements, and that both the employers and young people on the placement are fully aware of requirements and expectations. .  Contact Tim

Helen Parkes

Work Placement & Safeguarding Coordinator

Helen organises work experience placements for young people aged 14-19 in the Greater Peterborough area. She meets with employers to make sure they have appropriate health and safety arrangements, and that both the employers and young people on the placement are fully aware of requirements and expectations. Contact Helen

Janet Shaw

Work Placement & Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Janet organises work experience placements for young people aged 14-19 in the Greater Peterborough area. She meets with employers to make sure they have appropriate health and safety arrangements, and that both the employers and young people on the placement are fully aware of requirements and expectations. Contact Janet

Ade Gardner

Work Placement & Safeguarding Coordinator / Events Coordinator

Ade supports school events organised by The Skills Service across the patch. He also works as part of the Work Experience team and conducts employer visits to assess placements ensuring that students will be working in a safe environment. Contact Ade

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