Signpost 2 Skills

Signpost 2 Skills has been designed by the LEP to connect businesses, training and education providers to develop the workforce of the future.

In the Greater Cambridge area (Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, and East Cambridgeshire) Signpost 2 Skills has been launched thanks to funding from the LEP and the Greater Cambridge City Deal. It is being delivered by Form the Future and officially launched in January 2016. Find out more here.

In Peterborough, Rutland, Fenland and West Norfolk the project is currently run under The Skills Service brand thanks to funding from the LEP. It is delivered by Opportunity Peterborough. Find out more here.

Careers & Enterprise Company Opportunity Areas Fund- Information Surgery

On the 13th November Signpost to Skills will be hosting an Information Surgery with the Careers & Enterprise Company in relation to the Opportunity Areas Fund they released on 1st November, to be held here at the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP.

In October 2016, the Secretary of State for Education announced that 12 Opportunity Areas would benefit from additional support to address barriers to social mobility. East Cambridgeshire & Fenland are amongst those 12 areas. The Department for Education has committed £72m of funding to support the programme, over the financial periods 2017-18 to 2019-20. Programmes delivered through Opportunity Areas will be evaluated at national and local level, to assess their impact, value for money, and identify effective practice.

The Careers Enterprise Company (CEC) committed to support the Opportunity areas through their Investment Funds. The prospectus and all details can be found here live on the website

The Information Surgery will provide interested applicants with the opportunity to ask questions. For those that can’t attend we will be happy to put forward any questions to the CEC and relay the answer. You can contact us by emailing, calling us on 01480 277180 or tweeting us at @Signpost2Skills.


From 10th to 17th March the Signpost 2 Skills bus is coming to the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP area to encourage more businesses and young people to consider apprenticeships.

Download the Signpost 2 Skills #JoinTheJourney timetable here.Signpost 2 Skills bus

You can also download the following helpful documents: