Middlesex University's Institute for Work Based Learning has teamed up with Peterborough City Council as part of a project which will allow organisations across the city to access high quality training.
The University will provide its expertise in offering customised training programmes which are designed to meet the needs of businesses.
The partnership is supported by Opportunity Peterborough, which has been tasked with identifying and working with businesses which will benefit from the scheme.
Councillor John Holdich, the city council’s cabinet member for education, skills and university, said: "This partnership is the next step in our ambition to create a first-class higher education offering for Peterborough. Anglia Ruskin and University Centre Peterborough are already delivering higher education in the city and Middlesex will complement and add to the depth and breadth of learning offered here.
"Middlesex has an excellent reputation, both in the field of work based learning and more generally, so we are thrilled to have them on board."
Prof Margaret House, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Middlesex University, said: "We're pleased to support the Universities@Peterborough initiative. The flexibility of our work based learning allows processes to be put in place which align the talent and aspirations of staff with the aims and values of the business. We look forward to enhancing the skills of organisations in the Peterborough region."