skills

How management apprenticeships are opening horizons

Contrary to popular belief, apprenticeships aren’t just restricted to school leavers. Management and leadership apprenticeships are opening opportunities for people of all ages and are as much about developing professional skills as kick-starting a new career. For Communications...

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How management apprenticeships are opening horizons

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...

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How apprentices are making a difference at Bombardier

Premier work academy offers training and jobs

Premier Inn joined together with the Workskills team at the Chesterfield College group to offer...

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Premier work academy offers training and jobs

Barlborough company blazes a trail to win top employer award

A Derbyshire company dedicated to supporting young talent has gained recognition during National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March) for its commitment to apprenticeships, receiving the Employer of the Month award from Learning Unlimited. The team at UK Search Ltd,...

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Barlborough company blazes a trail to win top employer award

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...

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Apprentices enjoy a flying start to their career

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

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

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...

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Why first aid knowledge is a key skill

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

How a trainer initiative could beat the engineering skills crunch

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...

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How a trainer initiative could beat the engineering skills crunch

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...

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Training initiative to help businesses boost skills

Event to offer advice for apprentices

Graduation ceremony celebrates success of higher apprentices

Higher apprentices celebrated their achievements during a special graduation ceremony in Chesterfield, watched on by family and friends. The event saw...

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Graduation ceremony celebrates success of higher apprentices