Edge - Sharper skills for business and people

01480 435 654

info@sharperskills.co.uk

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.

Meet the Team

The Partners

EDGE is supported by a range of local partners who have made a commitment to share resource and expertise to deliver a new service for businesses and individuals at Alconbury Weald and the wider Huntingdonshire district. The group work with businesses, schools, business networks and government.

EDGE is an innovative example of private, public and third sector working together to deliver the skills needed for a vibrant economic future for the area and the local community.

Cambridgeshire County Council Urban & Civic Job Centre Plus Grester Cambridge/Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership Huntingdon District Council Skills Funding Agency Groundwork

The Team

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Jane Mills – EDGE Coordinator

Jane is the Employment Manager for Groundwork East where she manages a team of staff to deliver employment programmes in Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. With over 20 years of experience in supporting people with employment skills, Jane holds a Level 4 in Information Advice and Guidance as well as extensive knowledge in delivering workshops around interview skills, CV writing and job searching techniques.

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Nathaniel Murphy – EDGE Coordinator

Nathaniel is an Economic Development Apprentice for Huntingdonshire District Council with responsibility for business administration at EDGE. In addition, Nathaniel identifies new job roles in the district and matches the skills listed with those of our customers, who are then notified of the job description and are able to apply if they think the vacancy is right for them.

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Dawn Bere – EDGE Advisor

Dawn uses local labour market intelligence to engage with employers and sectors that have the potential to create opportunities for job centre and EDGE customers alike. Dawn offers EDGE services to employers, offering to promote vacancies and deliver work experience placements. By securing job related skills training Dawn can help our customers meet employer requirements. Understanding local developments within the community helps her inform customers about large scale recruitment or redundancies.

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Andrea Finbow – EDGE Advisor

Andrea works for Groundwork East as an Employment and Community Project Supervisor, running projects in horticulture and landscaping for unemployed people to gain skills, experience and certified qualifications to help progress their career related goals.  Andrea is a qualified Careers Advisor and offers one to one advice and support, including advice with job searching, writing applications and skills for interviews.

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Julia Young – EDGE Advisor

Julia is Huntingdonshire Regional College’s Information Advisor and the first point of contact for advice about college courses and general information for all ages attending college.  Julia can advise on suitable courses, qualifications required and progression routes.

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Alyce Barber – EDGE Advisor

Alyce is Community Development for Huntingdonshire District Council working with local residents, groups and partners to help build stronger communities. Alyce is an experienced Careers Advisor and Employability tutor, offering support and guidance to those wishing to change careers, return to work and progress through education and training. She offers 1-1 support for CV writing, preparing for interviews, including digital interviews and work ready skills.

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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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