Accelerate your ambitions and study an apprenticeship with the University of Derby.

We are proud to be pioneering practical Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, designed in conjunction with employers to embed new skills and grow talent in the workplace.

We work with a number of high profile businesses including Rolls Royce, NHS and exclusively with the Institute of Quarrying to develop the workforce and to shape the future of their organisations.

96%of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business**GOV.UK, 2017
81%of consumers favour using a company who employ an apprentice**National Apprenticeship Service, 2017
80%of companies reported an increase in employee retention**National Apprenticeship Service, 2017
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Looking back on National Apprenticeship Week 2021 - Celebrating Apprenticeships

The annual week long event took place from the 08 February until the 14 February, we invited apprentices and employers to learn about the apprenticeships we offer via virtual events.

Find out about our National Apprenticeship Week celebrationsFind out about our National Apprenticeship Week celebrations
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Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

We are partnering with Nottinghamshire Police to deliver the first UK Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme.

Find out more about the programmeFind out more about the programme

What our partners say

NHS

"The ODP Degree Apprenticeship has provided us with a fantastic opportunity to be able to support and develop our current staff.Our Bands 2 to 4 staff now have a career development pathway which enables them to both complete a degree funded through the apprenticeship levy and also to gain Band 5 Registered Professional status as an ODP which opens up many more career opportunities for their future".

Leanne Stevens, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Operating Theatre Education Lead

The Institute of Quarrying

"The courses educate candidates in a range of competencies and prepare them for the next step in management progression"



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Rail apprenticeships

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New PC's desire to help others takes her to the frontline

One of Nottinghamshire Police’s newest recruits has explained how a desire to help other people led her to swap the high-octane world of professional motorsport for a life on the beat.

Find out more about Harminder's apprenticeship journeyFind out more about Harminder's apprenticeship journey