Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship graduates celebrate success

Students and higher apprentices from Chesterfield College celebrated their graduation recently after studying for university-level qualifications. Proud friends, family and employers of almost 100 graduates attended a special ceremony at Casa Hotel in Chesterfield. Graduates received their university-level...

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Apprenticeship graduates celebrate success

Apprentices bring fresh ideas and a new perspective

Healthy Stuff Online is a big supporter of apprenticeships and the benefits they bring. Cris West, the company’s Associate Director of Operations, tells us why recruiting an apprentice is good for business. The global health and wellness consumer...

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Apprentices bring fresh ideas and a new perspective

It’s never too late to learn new skills, says Employer of the Month

Health and social care provider, Routes Healthcare, is a strong believer in the motto that it’s never too late to learn new skills and is set to extend its apprenticeship and training programme. With 10 branches stretching across...

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It’s never too late to learn new skills, says Employer of the Month

Working together to shape dream careers

Ten apprentices are gearing up to begin their dream career with Derbyshire Constabulary this September following a recruitment drive carried out in partnership with Learning Unlimited. The apprenticeship specialist joined forces with the Constabulary to recruit a new...

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Working together to shape dream careers

Apprenticeships – the key to attracting and retaining talent

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...

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Apprenticeships – the key to attracting and retaining talent

Derby company scoops Employer of the Month award

Derby-based Right Legal Group has gained recognition for fostering entrepreneurship through its apprenticeship programme, receiving the Employer of the Month award from Learning Unlimited.

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Derby company scoops Employer of the Month award

Why hiring an apprentice can bring benefits

Recruiting an apprentice can bring many benefits to organisations, says Carol Thomas, Head of Operations at Derby Cathedral. She tells us why she advocates apprenticeships and why the...

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Why hiring an apprentice can bring benefits

Higher apprenticeships build a better future

Work-based learning is giving businesses the chance to develop employees and attract new talent, says Leah Shortt, Operations Manager at Learning Unlimited. The needs of your business are unique,...

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Higher apprenticeships build a better future

Manchester opens doors for its summer advice sessions

Leaving school this year and wondering whether to follow the apprenticeship route? Whatever your dream career, apprenticeships provide a great way of making that first step towards your goal. Come along to one of our special summer apprenticeship...

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Manchester opens doors for its summer advice sessions

Three apprentices in running for top retail title

One young person will be named as the town’s top retail apprentice this June at the 2019 Chesterfield Retail Awards. Three retail apprentices have been shortlisted for the prestigious Apprentice of the Year award, sponsored by Apprentice Town,...

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Three apprentices in running for top retail title

Apprenticeship opportunities revealed

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...

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Apprenticeship opportunities revealed

Businesses urged to nominate food and drink apprentices for top award

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...

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Businesses urged to nominate food and drink apprentices for top award

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...

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My apprenticeship gave me the chance to change career

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...

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April sees record rise in apprenticeships

Why employers are investing in apprenticeship programmes

Michelle Stevens, Risk and Compliance Manager at The Post Office. Apprentices can be a great source of new ideas and...

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Why employers are investing in apprenticeship programmes

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...

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Tarmac to open up new opportunities

‘An apprenticeship helped me kick start my career’ – says former apprentice Eddie

As Learning Unlimited gets set to mark its 10th anniversary later this year, we speak to one of the first apprentices… When Eddie West was looking for a way to kick start his career and wasn’t sure where...

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‘An apprenticeship helped me kick start my career’ – says former apprentice Eddie

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

This year is the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week, coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, and to coincide with the campaign, Learning Unlimited has a full programme...

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

Apprenticeship opens up new opportunities for Niamh

Deciding whether to study a professional qualification through an apprenticeship or to go to university can be a difficult choice. While many students head straight to university after their A Levels, for Niamh Dicks it was never an...

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Apprenticeship opens up new opportunities for Niamh

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...

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How savvy businesses are developing their workforce

Nottingham office to host open evening in March

Learning Unlimited’s Nottingham office will be opening its doors for an advice evening between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday 19 March. The team will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to anyone considering an apprenticeship. There...

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Nottingham office to host open evening in March

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,...

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Derbyshire apprentices share their experiences

From social media guru to clock restorer, the options are endless

Fancy being a social media guru, IT expert, or clock maker? Did you know you can get into any of these careers through an apprenticeship? It's no secret that apprenticeships offer learners a first step onto the career...

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From social media guru to clock restorer, the options are endless

Lunchtime discussion to tackle training and apprenticeships

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...

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Lunchtime discussion to tackle training and apprenticeships

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...

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Apprenticeships are the way forward for Bombardier

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...

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Apprentice Advice Evenings in February

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...

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Learning Unlimited to host student progression event

Apprenticeship leads to more opportunities for Chloe

It's been a year of success for health and beauty apprentice Chloe...

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Apprenticeship leads to more opportunities for Chloe

Awards celebrate commitment to apprenticeships

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...

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Finalists get set for their big night

Event to offer advice for apprentices

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...

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Event to raise awareness of engineering opportunities

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...

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Cookery apprentice gets a taste for success

Countdown to National Apprenticeship Awards

The countdown has begun for the 2018 Learning Unlimited National Apprenticeship Awards, which is being held at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge next month. Apprentices and employers from across the country will join together for the celebration that will recognise...

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Countdown to National Apprenticeship Awards

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...

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Event to open up opportunities for apprentices

How to take your staff to the next level: Leadership and Management apprenticeship now available

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...

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How to take your staff to the next level: Leadership and Management apprenticeship now available

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...

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Read Roper and Read Solicitors embrace apprenticeships

David Nieper Academy named as Employer of the Month for June

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...

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David Nieper Academy named as Employer of the Month for June

Sherwood Electronics named Employer of the Month for April

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...

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Sherwood Electronics named Employer of the Month for April

Wilson Howe named as Learning Unlimited Employer of the Month

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...

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Wilson Howe named as Learning Unlimited Employer of the Month

Cullum Detuners named as Employer of the Month

Specialist engineering company Cullum Detuners were named as Employer of the Month recently after being recognised for their passion, commitment and supportive approach to developing young people through apprenticeships. Nas Anwar, HR Assistant at Cullum Detuners told us...

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Cullum Detuners named as Employer of the Month

Higher Apprentices celebrate their graduation

Higher Apprentices celebrated achieving university level qualifications when they attended Chesterfield College group graduation ceremony at Casa Hotel in Chesterfield last week.   Family and friends joined the graduates at the celebration along with representatives from awarding body...

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Higher Apprentices celebrate their graduation

Sulzer named as first Learning Unlimited Employer of the Month

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...

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Sulzer named as first Learning Unlimited Employer of the Month

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...

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Working with…Smith of Derby

Rayburn Tours think apprentices are the perfect fit

Derby based Rayburn Tours provide superb value Educational Trips, School Ski Trips, Sports and Concert Tours, abroad and in the UK for Schools, Youth & Music Groups. With...

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Rayburn Tours think apprentices are the perfect fit

Learning Unlimited seeks training providers for national partnership

Learning Unlimited, part of the Chesterfield College Group, is currently seeking training providers to join a preferred supplier list for the...

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Learning Unlimited seeks training providers for national partnership

Working with..Fieldings Porter Solicitors

Our Manchester team have been working closely with Bolton based Fieldings Porter Solicitors to provide a number of business admin apprentices to support the business. Here's what Peter, one of the firm's partners has to say about...

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Working with..Fieldings Porter Solicitors

Derby office to hold Open Evening on the 10th January

Our Derby office is holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 10th January, 5.30-8pm (directions here) Guests are welcome to drop in at any stage of the evening but informative presentations on apprenticeships are...

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Derby office to hold Open Evening on the 10th January

A night of winners at the Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards

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...

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A night of winners at the Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards

Apprentice shortlisted as trainee of the year in prestigious industry awards

Talented apprentice, Greg Kasowicz is celebrating after being told he has been shortlisted as trainee of the year in the prestigious British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards. Bosses at Derbyshire based Gowercroft Joinery nominated him after the work he...

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Apprentice shortlisted as trainee of the year in prestigious industry awards