Funding Available

How we can help

The College will do everything we can to make employing an apprentice as simple as possible. You could access a possible £1,500 contribution and our dedicated Apprenticeship Recruitment team will be there to help you through the process.

What funding is available to an employer towards training costs?

The size of the contribution varies depending on your sector and the age of the apprentice at the start of their training:
  • 100% of the cost of the apprenticeship training if the apprentices is ages 16 – 18 years old
  • A contribution towards the cost of training if the apprentice is ages 19 and over

Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 – 24 year olds (AGE Grant)

You may be eligible for a £1,500 VAT free AGE Grant if:
  • You’re a small (those with fewer than 50 staff) sized employer
  • Your apprentice is aged 16 – 24
  • You have not employed an apprentice in the last 12 months
The grant aims to support businesses who would not otherwise be in a position to recruit individuals aged 16 – 24 into employment through the apprenticeship programme.

Contact our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team via the information below:

Email: Business Enquiries

Telephone: (01332) 387424


Are you looking for affordable and motivated Hospitality staff?

We can provide you with hospitality staff to cover casual shifts, flexible hours from our enthusiastic and employable student cohort. We already work with a number of large hospitality and event organisations in Derby to supply them with staff in the following areas:

  • Bar Staff – must be age 18+
  • Drink Service – Bar to table service
  • Glass collectors – Tables and pre drinks bar
  • Food service - Waiting on Tables
  • Event set up – preparing venue for service
  • Kitchen work – preparing food
  • Porters – in kitchen
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