Funded talent development paths for your business

Why take on an apprentice?

Apprentices bring fresh thinking and energy to help you innovate and stay competitive. A funded development path for your business means you can focus on nurturing your talent and growing from within.

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Why Derwent Training?

Derwent Training has been offering training in Engineering and Manufacturing since 1988 and Team Leader and Supervisor Apprenticeship since 2020. We make sure the staff you take on are competent to do the job you want them to do. In 2020-21 we were re-accredited for the Matrix Standard for information, advice and guidance and were commended for offering a service that makes a real difference to learners, by ensuring the right learners are on the right programme for them.

Outperformed national average by 19% for Timely Achievement of Level 3 Apprenticeships (2019/2020)

Employer Satisfaction Score rated at 98% in January 2023 Employer Satisfaction Survey

Outperformed national average by 14% for Timely Achievement of all Apprenticeships (2019/2020)

Success stories

Meet Sue – Head of HR at Sylatech

Sylatech recruit apprentices into their business every year as they believe that the value they bring is ‘phenomenal’. They help to bring stability to the workplace and fill their skills gaps.

Sue describes working with Dewent Training as exceptional; both with training at the centre and on-site at Sylatech.

‘’Apprenticeships have helped Schneider Electric to invest into the future of our next generation. We have on-boarded 8 apprentices in 2023 which is a record number to date. It has increased productivity, especially with the apprentices bringing forward fresh ideas and collaborate with the future workforce. ‘’
‘’Having apprentices has helped our business improve productivity and evolve with industry practices, as these individuals are trained in accordance with the most recent industry standard. In addition, it’s allowed us to boost our local community and train the next generation of senior staff without drastically increasing recruitment costs.’’
"At McCain we like to pride ourselves on being the best and developing our talent from engineering apprentices is one of our top priorities. Good quality, multi-skilled food and drink engineers are very hard to come by so investing time and training in our own apprentices means we can grow them from within to be the engineers of the future.’’
‘’At Severfield we are passionate about helping young people take their first steps onto their career ladder through development aimed at forging the next generation of leaders. We offer a variety of apprenticeship opportunities, all of which mean our apprentices receive personal growth and add great value to our organisation by developing relevant skills, positively impacting productivity and improving the quality of our products.’’
‘’Apprenticeships have helped North Sea Winches enormously. Our apprentices have all quickly become key members of our production team whilst their continuous hard work, dedication and enthusiasm has allowed us to develop new manufacturing processes, as well as increasing the productivity of existing. Working with Derwent Training has been key to the success we have had as they provide the fundamental underpinning knowledge and support them in becoming the engineers of the future.’’
We deliver on our promise to you
  • Proven track record of working with hundreds of employers to hire an apprentice covering 1,200miles²
  • Mixture of micro, small and large employers
  • High employer retention rate with satisfaction score of 98%
  • Our small and friendly team are with you every step of the way with regular tri-partite reviews throughout the apprenticeship
  • Our working practices are built on an ethos of honesty and integrity, ensuring we provide employers with pertinent advice, never agreeing to deliver training that an employer does not need, or would not be beneficial.
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Our Apprenticeships

With an ethos of honesty and integrity, you can trust Derwent Training to support you in finding, embedding and developing your apprentice into your business. 

Apprenticeships are for people at any age so you can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee, allowing you to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. 


Are you a SME?

Learn how we can support SME’s to hire and support an apprentice.

Are you a Large Business?

See how we work with larger employers to fulfil their training and apprenticeship needs 

Would you like to advertise with us?
We can work with you to help hire your apprentice through our rigorous eligibility process.
Have additional training requirements?

We offer bespoke training courses and CPD courses for existing employees.

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