Our apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with academic learning to produce capable and competent employees.

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Apprenticeships work

Apprenticeships work for everyone. They offer companies the chance to embed new skills and grow talent within their workplace, while they offer apprentices the chance to learn on the job and earn at the same time.

In partnership with Buxton and Leek College, we can offer apprenticeships from levels 2-7 and for a wide range of job roles. We work with a number of high profile businesses including Rolls Royce, the NHS and the Institute of Quarrying, to develop their workforce and to shape the future of their organisations.

86%of employers said apprenticeships helped develop skills relevant to their, 2021
78%of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve 2021
74%of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product/, 2021
Rolls-Royce Nuclear Skills Academy outside view

Nuclear Skills Academy

The Nuclear Skills Academy has the funding to provide 200 apprentices each year with nuclear education across a number of courses for at least the next 10 years.

Find out more about the Nuclear Skills AcademyFind out more about the Nuclear Skills Academy

National Apprenticeship Week 2023

The major event of the week showcased the apprenticeship opportunities across our region. Many well-known employers joined us to discuss their apprenticeships on offer at their company, and existing apprentices shared their experiences too.

National Apprenticeship Week 2023

View National Apprenticeship Week 2023 video transcript

What our partners say


"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"

— Representative from Aggregate Industries Europe