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Skills and Training

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Skills and Training for Chesterfield Businesses

There are a number of programmes to support businesses with skills and training in Chesterfield.


Skills Bank

The Sheffield City Region Skills Bank is a flexible pot of funding and expertise to enable businesses to gain the right skills and training for their workforce and drive business growth.  For information on how to access funding visit Sheffield City Region Skills Bank.


 D2N2 SSW

Fully funded training for eligible SMEs looking to upskill staff in following priority sectors:

  • Accommodation & Food Services Manufacturing
  • Agri-tech
  • Education & Health Wholesale
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Drink
  • Public, Administration
  • Retail & Motor Trade

Find out more at https://workpays.co.uk/ssw


Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a tried and tested way to recruit new staff, re-train or upskill existing staff.   Apprentices must be aged 16 or over and combine working with studying for a work-based qualification – from GCSE’s or equivalent degree level.  For more information on how to employ an apprentice visit Employ an Apprentice

Degree Apprenticeships                                           

Higher and degree apprenticeships are available at levels 4 to 7 and combine work with study and may include a work-based, academic or combined qualification or a professional qualification relevant to the industry. If you would like to find out more, please visit Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Levy

In April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England changed. Employers with an annual pay bill in excess of £3m are required to contribute to an apprenticeship levy, and there will also be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for smaller employers.  For more information visit Apprenticeship Funding – How it will work.

Apprenticeship Support

If you are a business in the north east Derbyshire district and would like free 1-1 support in recruiting an apprentice, including funding, please contact Emily Williams in the Economic Development team on 01246 345254

Find out more about Apprenticeships in Chesterfield


Sector Based Work Academies

Chesterfield College and the job centre work in partnership to provide assistance to businesses in filling their vacancies through sector specific work academies tailored to a business’s individual requirements.  For more information contact Joanne Gray on 01246 500701 or grayj@chesterfield.ac.uk

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