derbyshire

Chesterfield College Group wins Education Business Part...

Chesterfield College Group has been named as the winner of the Education Business Partnership of the Year award at the East Midlands Chamber Awards 2019. They joined 13 other winners when the Chamber celebrated the strength and successes of businesses across Derbyshire last week. The award recognises the role Chesterfield... Read More

Former apprentice in ground-breaking project

When Tyler Hatton first joined Denby Pottery as an engineering apprentice at the age of 16, little did he imagine that a few years later he would be heading up a ground-breaking project at the globally-known manufacturer. But in a relatively short time he became part of the team that... Read More

Networking event planned for dental professionals

People working across the dental sector are being invited to join us for a special networking event on Thursday 4 July at Chesterfield College. As part of our work with dental employers to train the next generation of professionals for work in the sector, we'll be getting together a small... 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

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

Joining forces to harness new talent

Ten new apprenticeships are to be created by Derbyshire Constabulary as part of their long commitment to developing their workforce for the future. Learning Unlimited are currently recruiting for these apprenticeship positions across different departments at the Force Headquarters in Ripley. The roles involve a variety of clerical and administrative... Read More

Tarmac to open up new opportunities

Tarmac to open up new opportunities with launch of additional apprenticeships. Six aspiring engineers could soon be on the road to a long career with Tarmac following the company's announcement that they will... 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

Derbyshire apprentices share their experiences

Leading manufacturer, Briggs of Burton, has been awarded Learning Unlimited’s Employer of the Month for the way it has embraced its apprenticeship programme. The programme has enabled the company, which has offices in both the UK and US, to recruit high calibre apprentices that they can shape with the right... Read More

Short safety course aims to boost business productivity

Learning Unlimited is to host a short intensive IOSH Managing Safely course this spring that enables managers to get up to speed on the latest health and safety regulations and be back at their desk within the week. This concentrated three-day course is designed for managers and supervisors to help... Read More

Why first aid knowledge is a key skill

Hands up if you'd know what to do if there was an accident in the workplace. While most of us would want to be the one to rush to help, not everyone has the knowledge nor the confidence to help. Yet the first few minutes after the incident are crucial.... Read More

Apprenticeships are the way forward for Bombardier

At a time when the engineering sector faces a growing skills shortage, Bombardier is tackling this head on by growing its own workforce for the future through apprenticeships. The UK’s leading rail engineering and manufacturing company sees apprenticeships as a crucial way of developing the employees it needs – now... 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 to host student progression event

Teachers and careers advisors are being given the opportunity to learn more about apprenticeships at a free training event organised by Learning Unlimited. The aim is to show those who provide careers guidance that apprenticeships can be a real option for those making career choices after GCSEs. It will demonstrate... 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

Rosie’s progress from apprentice to mentor is a w...

When Rosie Allison joined Derwent Rural Counselling Services as an apprentice, little did she imagine that she would be recruiting apprentices herself just a few years later. It’s testament to the fact that the Derbyshire charitable trust has truly embraced its apprenticeship programme since it recruited Rosie five years ago.... 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

‘The sky’s the limit for apprentices,’ says Employer of...

Derbyshire-based The Martin Group has gained Learning Unlimited’s Employer of the Month award for its dedication to its ongoing apprenticeship programme.  Read More