Chesterfield

Apprenticeships – the key to attracting and retai...

Apprenticeships are key to both attracting young talent as well as retaining and developing existing talent, says the recruitment manager of one of the country's leading independent drinks businesses. Smashing the misconception that apprenticeships are only for young school leavers, Global Brands Ltd is not only offering people the chance... Read More

Apprentices, employers and students awarded for excepti...

Exceptional apprentices, employers and students were celebrated at the Chesterfield College Group awards ceremony at Chesterfield's Casa Hotel yesterday (5 June). Apprentice of the Year, Barbara Marifini, with Chesterfield College tutors, Tim Curbbun... Read More

Apprenticeship Advice Evening: Wednesday 29 May

Leaving school this year and thinking of following the apprenticeship route? Or maybe you’re considering a career change? If you’ve ever thought about going down the route of an apprenticeship but not quite sure what it involves, why not drop in to our Apprenticeship Advice Evening in Chesterfield on Wednesday 29... Read More

Laura takes on brand new role

Learning Unlimited has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new Product Development Manager. Laura Davison joins the Learning Unlimited team as the new Product Development Manager Laura Davison has taken on... Read More

Businesses urged to nominate food and drink apprentices...

The search has begun to find Chesterfield’s Food and Drink Apprentice of the Year in the 2019 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards. Sponsored by Apprentice Town, led by Chesterfield Borough Council, the award was introduced last year to recognise... Read More

My apprenticeship gave me the chance to change career

A successful career switch from nursery teacher to the business world is reaping rewards for Rebecca Ward. Here, she shares what it was like to change career and how her apprenticeship is helping her reach her goals.   As a fully qualified nursery... Read More

April sees record rise in apprenticeships

Learning Unlimited has seen a record increase in the number of apprenticeship applications this spring. And this month the apprenticeship specialist provider has been asked by regional and local employers to recruit on their behalf for more than 150 apprenticeship places - an increase of 40% on exactly the same... Read More

Why employers are investing in apprenticeship programme...

Michelle Stevens, Risk and Compliance Manager at The Post Office. Apprentices can be a great source of new ideas and skills for businesses, says Michelle Stevens, Risk and Compliance Manager at The... Read More

Time to nominate rising stars of retail

The search is on to find the rising stars of retail in Chesterfield as the town gets set for the prestigious Chesterfield Retail Awards. Retail managers and shop owners are being called on by the event organiser, Destination Chesterfield, to nominate... Read More

Apprenticeship Advice Evening: 16 April

If you’ve ever thought about going down the route of an apprenticeship but not quite sure what it involves, why not drop in to our Apprenticeship Advice Evening on Tuesday 16 April? The event at Chesterfield College will give you the chance to see what apprenticeship opportunities are available locally, and get advice... Read More

Premier work academy offers training and jobs

Premier Inn joined together with the Workskills team at the Chesterfield College group to offer training and work opportunities for people living in the Chesterfield area. A sector based... Read More

So this is what happens when apprentice turns master...

When Learning Unlimited's very own business admin apprentice, Josh Bown, was given the opportunity to take part in a job swap with his manager during National Apprenticeship Week, he jumped at the chance. Here he tells us just what happened and what he learned... Read More

Apprenticeship advice event

If you’ve ever thought about going down the route of an apprenticeship but not quite sure what it involves, why not drop in at the Apprenticeship Advice Evening on Tuesday 19 February? The event, at Chesterfield College on Infirmary Road in Chesterfield, will give you the chance to see what apprenticeship opportunities are available locally, and... Read More

Apprentices enjoy a flying start to their career

Four apprentices are enjoying a flying start to their careers after joining Loughborough-based HBF 5-star housebuilder William Davis Homes’ Skylarks development in Chesterfield. Dominic Heardman, Joshua Ford, Kieran Moulds and Sam Flavell are all busy learning the ropes at Skylarks in Chesterfield, where the award winning developer is building a... Read More

Breakfast event to shape training for future

Regional employers across health, social care and childcare sectors are being invited to join Learning Unlimited's Employer Advisory Board to help shape the next generation of professionals working in those industries. The sector specific employer group will meet for the very first time on Wednesday 27 February at Chesterfield... Read More

Apprentice Advice Evenings in February

If you've ever thought about going down the route of an apprenticeship but not quite sure what it involves, then we've got two events for you. Learning Unlimited will be holding an Apprenticeship Open Event at its campus on Pride Park in Derby on Tuesday 5 February between 5.30pm and... Read More

Learning Unlimited extends its team

Learning Unlimited has welcomed two new faces onto its team as it heads into a busy year ahead.   Business development consultant, Rachael Wood, and Partnership Account Officer, Molly Wilkins, have joined the team. Read More

What a year for Kieren!

2018 was a great year for former apprentice, Kieren Williams, for he gained his dream job after completing his apprenticeship, achieved high grades in his studies and went on to earn the title of Student of the Year. Kieren's learning journey actually began though at the age of just 14... Read More

Apprenticeship leads to more opportunities for Chloe

It's been a year of success for health and beauty apprentice Chloe Hall. It’s been quite a year for health and beauty apprentice, Chloe Hall.... Read More

Brand new Apprenticeship Hub opens

Learning Unlimited's brand new Apprenticeship Hub in the heart of Chesterfield College is now open. Learning Unlimited's brand new Apprenticeship Hub is now open. The information hub - in the... Read More

Danielle’s new qualification has helped her progress in...

After completing her own apprenticeship, it's only fitting that Danielle Jones is now helping others follow their dream career. Danielle Jones at her graduation ceremony The 22-year-old graduated from a Level 4... Read More

Corey scoops accolade in Food and Drinks Awards

Many congratulations to cookery apprentice, Corey Elliott, who won the title of Apprentice of the Year in the Chesterfield Food and Drinks Awards last night! Corey was among a list of esteemed apprentices, employees and employers who received special recognition at the... Read More

Graduation ceremony celebrates success of higher appren...

Higher apprentices celebrated their achievements during a special graduation ceremony in Chesterfield, watched on by family and friends. The event saw learners receive their university level qualifications gained with Learning Unlimited, part of... Read More

Cookery apprentice gets a taste for success

  Cookery apprentice, Corey Elliott, is getting a taste for success now he’s made it through to the finals for the Apprentice of the Year title in the Chesterfield Food and Drinks Awards. The 18-year-old, who works at The Lilypad Café and Restaurant... Read More

Event to open up opportunities for apprentices

A free advice evening at Chesterfield College on Wednesday 24 October aims to dispel the myths around apprenticeships and unveil the hundreds of local opportunities out there. Learning Unlimited’s team will be on hand at the college on Infirmary Road for the Apprentice Advice Evening between 5.30pm and 7.30pm to... Read More

Ashgate Hospicecare named as Employer of the Month

Ashgate Hospicecare has been named as Learning Unlimited’s Employer of the Month. The organisation, based in Chesterfield, was recognised for demonstrating a huge commitment to developing apprentices and giving them the skills for a successful future career. Working with Learning Unlimited, the organisation ensures that apprentices have a meaningful and... Read More

Traineeships on offer with Derby County Community Trust

The Chesterfield College Group and Derby County Community Trust are looking for unemployed young people with a passion for carving a career in sports coaching and development to join their traineeship scheme at the Derby County ground.  The traineeship offers... Read More

A night of winners at the Chesterfield Food and Drink A...

What a night at the Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards last week! Not only was it a very inspiring evening full of impressive businesses setting a very high standard in catering and hospitality but we had not 1, not 2, but... Read More