Apprenticeship support available to High Peak businesses

Small and medium size businesses getting back on their feet across the High Peak are being reminded that they can get apprenticeship support funded by Derbyshire County Council.

The council say it is using some of its apprentice levy to pay for training for apprenticeships in small and medium sized businesses.

Apprenticeships can be undertaken by new employees, or existing employees in a wide range of business sectors such as manufacturing, construction, health & social care, digital and many more.

There are different types of industry standard apprenticeship at a wide variety of different levels.

Cllr Tony King, DCC's Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said: "The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to put our lives and businesses on hold. But now lockdown restrictions are easing slightly and businesses are starting to open up again, this is a great opportunity to remind companies of the value of apprenticeships.

"During this period of recovery apprenticeships offer a great opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses across Derbyshire to boost their business efficiency by taking on a new apprentice, or upskilling existing employees.

"We will fund the full duration of the apprenticeship training, and provide expert help to find the right apprenticeship for your business and employees." 

More information is available from:-

Lucie Andrew, skills adviser at the D2N2 Growth Hub. Email: 

Leigh McKenzie, Senior Economic Development Officer (Skills) at Derbyshire County Council. Email:

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