employers

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

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

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

Joining forces to change perceptions of apprenticeships

Local teachers and careers advisors from Derbyshire will be joining Learning Unlimited today (13 February) for an event that sets out to change perceptions of apprenticeships. The free event aims to show that apprenticeships can be a real option for those making career choices after GCSEs and that they are as... 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

Lunchtime discussion to tackle training and apprentices...

Businesses across Chesterfield are invited to join a discussion over lunch about training and apprenticeships. The next meeting of Chesterfield College's Employer Advisory Board will provide the chance to network and have a chat about the training issues that matter most to businesses operating locally whether that be about apprenticeships... 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

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

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

‘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

Awards celebrate commitment to apprenticeships

Apprentices and employers from... Read More

Finalists get set for their big night

Finalists have been announced and the countdown has begun as apprentices and employers gear up for Learning Unlimited’s National Apprentice Awards, which are now just days away. The winning names will be unveiled on Thursday (22 December) during the ceremony at Pond’s Forge in Sheffield, which is being compered by TV personality and journalist, Helen... Read More

Training initiative to help businesses boost skills

A new package for those wanting to deliver training in the workplace or classroom is being launched by Learning Unlimited to help businesses boost the skills of their workforce in a completely different way. With... Read More

Join us at the National Apprenticeship Awards

Will you be joining us for the National Apprenticeship Awards on 22 November? The evening of glitz and glamour at Pond’s Forge in Sheffield sets out to celebrate national apprenticeships and recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment made by organisations over the past year. The shortlist has been completed... 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

Event to raise awareness of engineering opportunities

Learning Unlimited will be joining a prestigious list of internationally known organisations exhibiting at The Apprentice Engineer Show on Wednesday (31 October) at the Roundhouse in Derby. The Derby team will be joining the line-up that include the likes of Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, Toyota, Network Rail, and The... Read More

Woodhead Group Scoop Employer of the Month

Nottinghamshire construction and development company, Woodhead Group, has scooped Learning Unlimited’s Employer of the Month award for its commitment to supporting young talent. The family-owned company that operates across the East Midlands and South Yorkshire, earned the title after demonstrating consistent dedication to developing its workforce through apprenticeships. That strong commitment... Read More

How to take your staff to the next level: Leadership an...

Leah Shortt, Operations Manager at Learning Unlimited highlights and provides advice on how leadership and management apprenticeships could take your organisation to the next level, by developing staff and taking them to Chartered Management status. Developing the right calibre of managers to... Read More

Commitment to apprenticeships earns Alphaweld the title...

Fabrication and welding specialist, Alphaweld has shown a long standing commitment to developing the next generation through apprenticeships. This has earned them the title of Learning Unlimited’s Employer of the Month for August. The company, based in rural Derbyshire, have a 30 year history of developing people with the right... Read More

Read Roper and Read Solicitors embrace apprenticeships

Read Roper and Read, a law firm in Manchester, has recently been awarded Learning Unlimited’s Employer of the Month for the way that they have embraced apprenticeships and offer fantastic progression opportunities as well as for their approach to rewarding apprentices. The company took... Read More

David Nieper Academy named as Employer of the Month for...

The David Nieper Academy, in Alfreton, Derbyshire, has embraced apprenticeships to develop their school team. This approach has earned them the title of Learning Unlimited’s Employer of the Month for June. The school works in partnership with Learning Unlimited to highlight apprenticeship opportunities to students and also has five teaching... Read More

The talent pool just got bigger. Have you considered ho...

It is that time of year when thousands of school and university leavers are breathing a sigh of relief now their exams are over and their final coursework is complete, but they barely get time to enjoy their new found freedom before considering what’s next. As an employer, this... Read More

Bramble Lodge’s commitment to training and developing s...

Bramble Lodge Residential Care Home, near Ilkeston in Derbyshire, has been named as our Employer of the Month for May.  Their commitment to training and developing staff  and the way they work in partnership with Learning Unlimited is exemplary and has benefited the business, the staff and the residents... Read More

The Levy: Love it or loathe it, you can navigate it.

It’s been a year since the Government introduced the Apprenticeship Levy in a bid to tackle skills shortages and boost apprenticeship numbers.  Leah Shortt, Operations Manager from Learning Unlimited takes a look at how the apprenticeship landscape has changed since its introduction and shares how employers can make the most... Read More

Sherwood Electronics named Employer of the Month for Ap...

Sherwood Electronics Ltd, leading supplier and manufacturer of standard and bespoke cable assemblies, based in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire has been named as our Employer of the Month for April. The company has a track record of embracing apprenticeships and developing staff to fit strategically with the growth of the company.... Read More

Wilson Howe named as Learning Unlimited Employer of the...

Wilson Howe Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors are a small business with big plans and their apprentices are an integral part of their growth strategy. They see apprentices as an investment for the future and they are really looking after that investment. It is the way they nurture their... 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

Fox’s Biscuits see English as key ingredient to success

11 members of staff at Fox’s Biscuits production facility in Batley have undergone an ESOL course (English for Speakers of Other Languages) through Learning Unlimited leading to boosted staff morale and potential progression through the business. More courses are now planned to run as the business makes a big... Read More

Sulzer named as first Learning Unlimited Employer of th...

Electrical engineering company, Sulzer is the first to be named as our Employer of the month in an initative which is designed to reward organisations which show a high level of commitment to the apprenticeship model and go above and beyond to get the most out of their apprentices... Read More

Working with…Smith of Derby

We speak with Tony Charlesworth, Sales Manager at Smith of Derby, a clockmakers based in Derby. Smith are utilising apprenticeships to give the next generation of clockmakers the skills to drive the business forward for years to come.   Read More