The mission of The Skills Service is to provide inspiration and raise aspirations for young people’s future careers while also helping to meet the skills needs of the local economy. In order to achieve this we offer a free and impartial brokerage service for schools/colleges and employers, which enables the world of business to better connect with educational partners.
The service is currently contracted to cover the areas of Peterborough, Rutland, South Holland, South Kesteven, Fenland, East Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.
We work closely with schools across the region to develop a careers strategy to suit their individual needs. Using a range of tools that were created in line with government guidelines, priority is given to:
Our brokerage service matches the requirements of businesses with the skill aspirations of learners and facilitates the delivery of work-related learning activities such as ‘Meet the Professional’ events, mentoring, careers talks and classroom sessions. [Find out more about our activities]
We also organise a huge annual careers and skills event, the Mission Possible Careers Show, which gives businesses the ideal opportunity to showcase their sector to thousands of young people from the East of England area. [Find out more]
All of these activities aim to raise the aspirations of young people and increase their knowledge of local businesses and sectors.