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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

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. We have a range of courses available all of which are listed here; Apprenticeship offerings. 

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 feapprenticeships@blc.ac.uk

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.

EMPLOYER SHORT COURSES

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.

PARTNERSHIP WITH STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Buxton & Leek College is pleased to announce a partnership with the Staffordshire Moorlands Chamber of Commerce, which sees the Chamber basing their new offices on the College campus.

Local employers of all industries, sectors and sizes can visit the campus based in Stockwell Street, Leek, to visit the Chamber representatives, make use of the new Business Lounge and meet the BLC Apprenticeships team.