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Young people’s career dreams versus reality

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed the results of its analysis into the career, salary and educational aspirations of 16-21 year olds, compared to the reality for 22-29 year olds. In the list of jobs that young people aspired to, a career in artistic, literacy or media industries was top with almost 12% […]

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Employers lack awareness of new ‘T Levels’

A new report from the CIPD* highlights a lack of awareness amongst employers about the new T Level qualifications that are being introduced in 2020. T Levels are Level 3 technical qualifications, the equivalent of an A Level, and have come about following an identified need to both improve and simplify vocational study options. T […]

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Skills brokerage service boosts the local economy

As students embark on a new academic year, The Skills Service is stepping up its mission to provide inspiration and raise aspirations for their future careers while also helping to meet the skills needs of the local economy. Success is achieved by brokering effective relationships between businesses, schools and training providers, using these links to […]

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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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