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National Apprenticeship Week 2019 & The BIG Assembly!

This year is the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week and will run in March from the 4th to 8th. This years theme is Blazing a Trail! A week long celebration of apprenticeships and the positive impacts they have on employers, individuals and the local/national economy. Throughout the week there will be a host of events […]

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The Skills Service Secures national accreditation for Work Experience.

The Skills Service, run by Opportunity Peterborough, has achieved a Bronze level national accreditation for the quality of work experience they provide young people across the city. The accreditation comes from Fair Train, a national body dedicated to promoting increased availability and uptake of all forms of high quality Work-Based Learning in all sectors throughout […]

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A special thanks to Caterpillar

Over 200 staff from Caterpillar in Peterborough have received special recognition from The Skills Service for their voluntary support of vital careers and enterprise events in local schools. In 2018 alone the Caterpillar team contributed over 200 hours of volunteering in schools with The Skills Service. A total of 235 volunteers from Caterpillar have taken […]

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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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