What is Apprentice Town?

Apprentice Town Steering Group

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Leading employment, training and investment organisations from Chesterfield are involved in the initiative and sit on the Apprentice Town steering group, including Destination Chesterfield, Chesterfield College, University of Derby, East Midlands Chamber, Jobcentre Plus, Enterprise Adviser Network and Derbyshire County Council.


Chesterfield Borough Council

The council can offer free one-to-one support in recruiting an apprentice, including information on the funding available to do so. They also offer a number of apprenticeships within the town.



Chesterfield College

From Fabrication and Welding to Creative Media, Chesterfield have over 40 subjects to choose from working with real employers in their Apprenticeship programme. Their employer training arm, Learning Unlimited, also help businesses with Traineeships, Apprenticeships and staff training.


Department for Work and Pensions 

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 18 million claimants and customers. The Chesterfield branch of the DWP is based in the Job Centre.


Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council are one of the largest employers in the county. They currently have over 60 apprenticeships available across health and social care, adult care catering, business administration and children’s services catering.


Destination Chesterfield 

Destination Chesterfield delivers a number of marketing campaigns, including Apprentice Town, which help to improve the economic prosperity of Chesterfield by promoting it as a contemporary destination to inward investors and supporting existing businesses.



East Midlands Chamber 

The Chamber understands the needs of businesses and this is why it has such a fantastic relationship with its Apprenticeship employers. The Chamber also provides apprenticeship training and apprenticeship placements within their organisation.


University of DerbyUniversity of Derby logo

The University of Derby are able to offer apprenticeships at all levels from 2-7. They are committed to delivering high quality apprenticeships that meet employer skills gaps and succession planning.




If you are a local business or skills provider and would be interested in getting involved please contact Emily Williams at Chesterfield Borough Council

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