Discover apprenticeship opportunities to help you reach your potential at University of Derby Open Day in June

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The University of Derby is developing a wide range of new apprenticeships across various subjects, which is why it has become headline sponsor for the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024. Explore the opportunities on offer at its Open Day on Saturday 22 June.

The popularity of apprenticeships is growing as employers reap the benefits of improved skills and talent, while apprentices enjoy opportunities to develop practical knowledge and experience alongside their academic studies.

As many as 86% of employers said that apprenticeships helped to develop skills relevant to their organisation, while more than 74% acknowledged they improved productivity and the quality of their product and service, in a recent Government survey.

To show the wide range of apprenticeships on offer, the University of Derby is holding an Open Day on 22 June, between 9.30am - 3pm at its Kedleston Road site at Derby (DE22 1GB).

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Register now  to take part in the day’s activities, which include:

– Welcome talks

– Tour of the campus with its impressive library, state-of-the-arts sports centre and facilities

– Visit award-winning accommodation

– Chat to students, as well as support services staff about applying, funding and wellbeing safeguards

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Partners from Rolls-Royce to the NHS

In partnership with Buxton and Leek College, the University of Derby offers apprenticeships from levels 2-7 across a wide range of job roles. 

Working with high-profile businesses including Rolls-Royce, JCB, the NHS, Alstom, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Police Constabularies and Derby City Council the University helps to develop workforces to meet the future needs of industry.

Other specialisms include health and social care, while a new state-of-the-art Business School in the city centre is currently being developed.

Head of Skills and Apprenticeships Claire Morley said: “We offer incredible opportunities to study in an applied way with a growing range of apprenticeships.”

Apprenticeships empower learners with a unique blend of learning and practical skills. Both learners and employers are increasingly recognising their value.

Claire Morley

Closing skills gap with £1.2m funding

To support the development and expansion of degree apprenticeships, the Office for Students has awarded more than £1.2m to the University of Derby. The funding will help address skills gaps in key shortage areas within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The sum was the largest awarded by the Office for Students in a second wave of investment, and follows a further £300k of funding which was provided earlier in the year.

Employers who would like to find out more about apprenticeship programmes which can be developed and the rewards they offer, are invited to get in touch and visit the website

If you are interested in becoming an apprentice, find out more and see the latest choice of apprenticeship vacancies here

Register for Open Day

Register your interest in the University of Derby Open day on Saturday 22 June on the website

You can nominate your apprentice or business for the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards before the closing date of July 31st, visit