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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

Each year we organise a huge skills and careers exhibition for young people aged 14-24 to showcase the wide range of career opportunities on offer. The 2019 event will take place on Thursday 20th June at the East of England Arena.

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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

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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Mock Interviews

The whole of year 10 at Longsands Academy had the opportunity of gaining vital experience in preparation for the world of employment and confidence building by going through a mock work interview with an actual local employer. Over 290 students throughout the day sat with a volunteer from either Barclays, A14 Project, Tesco, DWP, Marshall […]

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East Cambs Ely Cathedral Careers Fair

Over 1,500 students from local schools came through the doors of Ely Cathedral to meet over 60 exhibitors from the world of employment, training and higher education. The stunning venue for the fair is an annual event and this year it was once again a huge success. With exhibitors lining the Nave and the world […]

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