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The Skills Service aims to provide inspiration and raise aspirations for young people's future careers while also helping to develop a rich and relevant talent pool that meets the skills needs of employers and potential employers in the area.

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Ways To Get Involved

You can support the work of The Skills Service in many different ways, from supporting activities in local schools to exhibiting at our annual Careers Show to engaging your staff in skills workshops.

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Mission Possible Careers Show

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Skills Champions

We are looking for local business people to become Skills Champions and pledge support to help us improve the aspirations and economic awareness of young people through our events.

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Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new talent, re-skill existing staff and tackle skill shortages. Find out more with our FAQs on Apprenticeships and step by step guide to taking on an Apprentice.

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We send out regular newsletters to our mailing list providing up-to-date skills news, details of forthcoming events, case studies and other useful information relevant to businesses in the area.

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Case Studies

Grab a Grade Week

Students at Thomas Clarkson Academy had their annual Grab a Grade week where they experienced interactions with businesses, enterprise challenges and work experience. We spent the week working with the whole of year 7, students from year 9 and the year 12’s. Monday through to Wednesday we ran the Ducks Enterprise Challenge with the year […]

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Ducks Enterprise Challenge

Students at Nenegate School from year 7 through to year 11 took part in the Duck Enterprise Challenge where the aim was to run a virtual business in teams and create origami ducks which could then be sold to a team of buyers. Using skills that you would find in the business world the teams, […]

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Travelex Skills Champions

Travelex is the world’s number one brand for foreign retail exchange and has been operating successfully in Peterborough for several years. Travelex decided to build upon the skills present in the business in Peterborough rather than moving to London as a base and have been benefiting from Peterborough and its offer ever since. Travelex is […]

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