skills

How apprentices are making a difference at Bombardier

Leading rail engineering and manufacturing company, Bombardier, knows first hand the benefits of employing apprentices. Here, the company's HR Business Partner, Martin Kirk, outlines how apprentices are making a real difference. Bombardier has been recruiting apprentices for more than 10 years and sees apprenticeships as a crucial way of developing the... Read More

New training courses to drive the way forward

A training course has been launched by Learning Unlimited to help electricians get ahead of the competition and learn how to install electric vehicle charging equipment. The one day and two day courses are designed to help electricians stay at the cutting... Read More

How savvy businesses are developing their workforce

There's been a growing skills shortage in the engineering sector, with an ageing workforce making that gap widen further. David Higham, Commercial Director at Learning Unlimited, takes a look at how successful employers are those that are growing their own talent to ensure that their businesses are in safe... 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

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

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

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

How a trainer initiative could beat the engineering ski...

It’s no big secret that there’s been an ever growing skills gap in the engineering sector for some years. Today employers are finding it even more difficult to recruit and an ageing workforce is beginning to create an extra challenge for them. But the introduction of a new training package... 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

Higher apprenticeship leads to promotion for James

After leaving school at 18, James Bateman, never dreamed he'd see the day when he would be graduating. But now he's not only graduated with a diploma in leadership and management, but has seen his career go from strength to strength due to his studies. He joined the police force straight after school and... 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

Event to offer advice for apprentices

Ever wondered what an apprenticeship... 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