Edge - Sharper skills for business and people

01480 435 654


The shop is now open every Wednesday 10am-4pm. We are still
providing support by telephone, video call or email for those unable to visit.


EDGE helps to address the skills and training needs of local industry. Huntingdonshire is expanding rapidly, particularly with the inward investment focused around Alconbury Enterprise Campus. To capitalise on this opportunity, it’s essential that we develop a robust and skilled workforce.

The EDGE partnership gives companies access to targeted recruitment, training and development services. Our aim is to further support our vibrant economic future through developing the skills and preparing young people entering the job market.

We also work with businesses to provide learning and development services for their existing and future workforce, advising them on training needs and development opportunities.

Listening to businesses

Local businesses acknowledge that training and developing skills is crucial to developing and expanding their market. A lack of technical and specialist skills needs to be resolved so that we continue to attract inward investment into the area; EDGE was created to respond to these needs.

What EDGE will do for your business

Recruitment and jobs brokerage service – EDGE works with established local companies or those moving into the area, matching people to positions or identifying skills gaps and co-ordinating a response.

Supporting apprenticeship programmes and matching service – Working with companies and secondary and further education colleges, EDGE is preparing young people with the skills that local businesses need.

Advice on work experience and work trial programmes – EDGE acts as the co-ordinator between the needs of businesses and the education authorities.

Business support – Access to business support surgeries is available through the HDC Economic Development Team. Each session will focus on topical information and is supported by existing business networks including the Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses. As one of the key partners of EDGE, the GCGP LEP also reports on market intelligence and surveys carried out locally and nationally.

Coordinating businesses and education – Helping businesses to shape the school curriculum to meet the needs of local businesses and industries.

How we connect...

EDGE logo


Work experience

Careers advice

Teacher awareness



Curriculum projects


Ongoing discussions on needs

Annual review of priorities

Direct engagement in training delivery



Work experience

Careers advice

Work placements

Interventions to prevent leaving school without further training or employment


Work experience

Curriculum projects

EDGE shop

Get in touch...

Call us for an informal chat on 01480 435 654

Email us: info@sharperskills.co.uk

The EDGE shop is now open, in line with social distancing measures, and able to offer a safe service to customers. Please make an appointment to secure time with one of our advisers. You can also arrange for telephone or online support if you are not able to visit the team.

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