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:
Smart and Inclusive Leadership (SAIL) Programme:
A fully funded leadership and management programme, particularly suited to graduates, supervisors, managers and aspiring leaders.
Help to Grow Management:
A programme for senior managers and leaders of SMEs to boost their business’s performance, resilience, and long-term growth.
ENSCITE Learning Labs:
SMEs in the aerospace, rail and automotive supply chain, can attend these workshops to learn the tools and techniques to improve their operational processes.
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.
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.
Your business is unique but the challenges you’ll face in business aren’t, we can help get you through them.
Our free and impartial support is delivered by experienced and expert business advisers, giving you the right advice at the right time for your business.
Contact us today to access a wealth of support, events, business growth programmes and expert advice.