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Economic development company Opportunity Peterborough, has today launched its annual skills survey and is inviting local businesses to participate and have their say. The survey forms part of Peterborough’s Skills Vision, a pledge made by hundreds of local companies to participate in the skills agenda, but all local businesses are urged to take part to give a full picture of the city’s current skill levels and future gaps.
The survey is available to complete online and by responding, companies will identify skills gaps, training needs and experience required to compete for contracts in their business sector.
All respondents will be entered into a free prize draw for a chance to win a Kindle.
The results of the survey will help to inform what education providers offer city-based employees of the future, which will contribute to meeting local business needs and resolving recruitment problems, ultimately boosting economic growth in the city.
Neil Darwin, director of economic development at Opportunity Peterborough said: “The survey is a great way for local businesses to have their say on the city’s skills agenda. If you’ve ever felt there’s a lack of training for jobs in your sector, or found it difficult to recruit people with the right skills for your business, then completing the survey will be a step forward to changing that. Opportunity Peterborough will analyse responses and use the information to influence what provision is delivered in Peterborough.”
The results of the survey will be presented at the Peterborough Skills Summit which takes place on Thursday 6th December, 9.30am-11.30am at The Marriot Hotel. To book your free place, please click here
Terms & Conditions
To enter the competition you need to complete the skills survey 2012 by the 31st October** and leave your contact details. The prize is a Kindle (Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display) and only one is available to win. The draw will be announced on the 6th December at the Skills Summit where the winner will collect the prize. No other prize is available. The prize in non transferable, non refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
** Deadline extended until 9th November 2012.