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As one of the largest colleges in the country, we are committed to helping employers invest in a more professional, skilled and sustainable workforce for the future and currently work with around 3000 employers of all sizes and industries. We pride ourselves on delivering effective skills solutions for employers – and apprenticeships form an important part of that work. We have a wealth of expertise in helping to recruit and train apprentices for vital roles across diverse industry sectors.

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Benefits for your business

With apprenticeships you can:

  • Improve your organisation’s productivity and performance through better trained staff
  • Solve your staff recruitment and retention problems in an affordable way
  • Recruit to your own job specifications
  • Shape and mould a person to your own business requirements
  • Benefit from flexible training which dovetails with your working schedules and business needs
  • Cost effective way to invest in your future managers and attract new talent

Understanding the Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy requires all employers operating in the UK which have an annual payroll bill in excess of £3 million to make an investment by training apprentices.

This will bring our country into line with other modern economies, where the co-funding of apprenticeships by the interested parties – the employer and the government – is already the standard model.

The Apprenticeship Levy will directly fund apprenticeship training programmes, with the aim of increasing the number of people in apprenticeships to 3 million by 2020. It means employers can take control of – and benefit from – a further £3 billion that will be added to the apprenticeship pot over the course of the next five years.

For more information on the levy, please visit

Our support

We will support employers to maximise their return on investment. Our dedicated Business Consultants can provide you and your organisation with the expertise to guide you effortlessly through the opportunities and funding available to you and your organisation.

We Offer:

  • Advice and guidance on the levy
  • Training needs analysis
  • Workforce planning and support
  • Recruitment service for new apprentices
  • Upskilling and reskilling of existing staff

More than 100,000 employers, in over 160,000 workplaces currently use Apprenticeships to attract new talent, re-skill existing staff and tackle skill shortages. Derby College Group Apprenticeships are available to businesses of all sizes and from all sectors throughout the East Midlands and beyond:

  • Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
  • Barbering
  • Business, Customer Service, Leadership and Management
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
  • Early Years
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Hair
  • Health and Dental
  • HR Support

Contact Us

If you would like to build a sustainable, well skilled workforce with no recruitment cost and receive highly effective training and support please contact our Employer Engagement team via the information below:

Telephone: (01332) 387421

View DCG Apprenticeship Vacancies

Speak to us today!

DCG can help with a range of different business solutions including professional development, apprenticeships, work experience and more

Email: or Call: 01332 387 421

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