In conjunction with your employer the Apprenticeships delivered through Derby College provide a work-based route to a skilled occupation, supported by on-the-job training.
The range of apprenticeship options Derby College can deliver, in conjunction with your employer, is constantly expanding.
As soon as you see a vacancy that interests you then apply online and the Derby College Apprentice Recruitment Team will take it from there.
Whether you’re an employer looking to upskill your workforce or an individual considering an apprenticeship, Derby College will support you all the way. We deliver apprenticeships in over 40 industrial sectors.
Derby College provides an excellent learning experience to all students – enabling them to progress successfully to the next stage of their lives, be that further or higher education, the world of work or establishing a business start-up.
Responsible for developing talent for the future workforce of the world, Derby College will equip you with the skills, attitude and behaviours which employers expect in this challenging economic environment.
They are work-based training programmes designed to give young people valuable work experience while earning a wage. Apprentices gain the job-specific skills they need to carry out their role competently and to meet the needs of their employer.
They work alongside experienced staff to gain relevant skills on the job and attend College – usually for one day a week – working towards a recognised qualification and improving their Functional Skills.
They are open to anyone over the age of 16 not already in full-time education – whether just leaving school, starting a fresh career or moving into a different role that requires new skills. Employers can use them to train new and existing employees alike.
Apprenticeships are designed by the Sector Skills Councils, working with employers to develop course content that is relevant and up to date. The National Apprenticeship Service helps to fund the training.
Our Intermediate Apprenticeships last 13-25 months and Advanced Apprenticeships last 12-48 months.
It is up to the employer. Most or all of the training is on the job in the workplace at times to suit the organisation. Most Derby College apprenticeships include a day a week of College-based learning.
Our apprentices gain a Level 2 or 3 NVQ, Functional Skills, and a Technical Certificate which shows they have industry-recognised skills.
All apprentices must develop Functional Skills that support them in their job, including Communication and Application of Number. They may also take other Functional Skills such as ICT, Working with Others and Problem Solving. Depending on the apprentice’s existing qualifications and experience, they could be exempt from some of these.
A dedicated College representative works closely with employers to:
As well as a minimum of 30 hours a week employment, the employer must give the apprentice clear terms and conditions of employment and an induction into their role. Derby College can give advice on such issues. Employers are also responsible for paying apprentices’ wages, based on the National Minimum Training Allowance.
Government funding is available to cover the costs of apprenticeship training and assessment. An employer contribution may be required depending on the age of the apprentice and the size of company. There may be additional funding incentives or grants available for recruiting apprentices and our business development consultants can advise you on these and guide you through the recruitment process.
Derby College offers a free recruitment service matching the right candidate with the right apprenticeship vacancy.
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