Many businesses have had to adapt the way they operate in response to COVID-19 and as a result require new staff with different expertise, while employers within specific sectors, such as Engineering, Healthcare, ICT, Life Sciences, Construction and Logistics, have highlighted gaps in recruitment: either roles that are hard to fill or that require specific skills not currently widely available in the job-market.
Meanwhile, people across the county are facing redundancy, on furlough or looking to retrain into new industries to do their bit to help our recovery.
Our talent portal is your one-stop shop with experts to help employers and jobseekers to find the right match to get Cambridgeshire and Peterborough back to work.
The Combined Authority will play a coordinating role, signposting local businesses in need of employees and connecting them with local people in need of employment to help Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the wider East Anglian region build economic resilience in this challenging time.
The Government has set out its intention to address inequality in different regions and ‘level up’ underperforming and left-behind parts of the UK through a programme of infrastructure development, investing in education, skills and scientific R&D.
The Combined Authority Talent Portal will support the ‘Levelling-Up’ Agenda to improve employment opportunities in our region, especially as the labour market has been and will continue to be impacted by COVID-19, EU Transition and the evolution many job roles are experiencing due to technical advances.