University of Derby Business Skills Support

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University of Derby

The University of Derby is a university of and for business. We use our research, knowledge, talent and facilities to help companies grow and innovate. The University offers a variety of programmes which can provide your organisation with the skills and support to help meet your business goals. Many of the initiatives are fully or part-funded, meaning there is little or no cost to your organisation. Follow the links below to find out more:

           Employ a recent Derby University graduate and your business could get £1,000             funding towards the cost of the internship, as well as a free recruitment service               to help you find the right person.

  • Rail Research and Innovation Centre:
    Support to develop new products and solutions for the rail industry through workshops, 1:1 advice and collaborative research and innovation.

  • Apprenticeships:
    Practical Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, designed in conjunction with employers to embed new skills and grow talent in the workplace.

  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP):
    Partner with the University and a recent graduate to drive forward a high-priority project for your business. We can access government funding, which can pay for up to two thirds of the project cost.

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John O'Donnell
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