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

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 organisation**, 2021
78%of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity** 2021
74%of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product/service**, 2021
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National Apprenticeship Week 2022

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.

Video of National Apprenticeship Week's Careers Fair with an interview with Andy Dowling, Business Development Manager.
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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


"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


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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