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Upskilling & Recruiting

Buxton & Leek College is committed to high-quality Apprenticeships and work-based learning programmes as a training route for the skilled workforce of the future. We also ensure that opportunities are maximised to grow talent and develop skills for life and employment.

All of our work based Assessors have a wealth of industry experience and understand the needs of industry; they are assigned to you and your apprentice employee for the duration of the apprenticeship and will act as the first point of call throughout.


Apprenticeships offer a brilliant opportunity to recruit the next generation of your workforce as well as upskilling existing employees.

At BLC we will help you to recruit the right apprentices for your business as well as giving you any support you may require during your time with an apprentice.

Apprenticeships help you to;

  • Adopt a ‘grow your own’ approach to developing new and high-performing staff in your organisation
  • Use apprenticeships as routes into further or higher education combining practical work-based training with academic learning
  • Inject new skills, creativity and enterprise into your organisation

Our apprenticeships team will assist you throughout the apprenticeship such as recruiting a new apprentice employees, advising on suitable course to upskill existing employees, completing paperwork, accessing government funding or grants, or accessing levy transfer opportunities.

To find out more please visit our dedicated Apprenticeships Employer Information page or contact us by phone 0800 074 0099 or by email

We are proud to be part of the University of Derby, meaning that as an organisation we are able to progress your apprentices through to Degree Level and Higher Apprenticeships.


Many companies can benefit from upskilling their workers through specific industry related training, with various study options offering workers a way to introduce new skills and expertise into their everyday operations.

However, it can also be a big commitment for a company to reskill an existing worker, especially if they are already facing a high workload. At the same time, individuals who are already well established in their careers may be hesitant about embarking on a new qualification.

While these are genuine concerns, there are still plenty of reasons to pursue this opportunity including better productivity, a more motivated workforce, and a more competitive business. Buxton & Leek College offers a range of affordable training from short one-day courses to degree level qualifications, in subjects as diverse as Food Safety to Leadership & Management.