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Meet the Employer

11 February 2021

Now in its second year, the Nottingham Trent University Meet the Employer apprenticeship applicant event is the perfect opportunity for those interested in undertaking an apprenticeship to learn more about this exciting route into higher education, as well as speak directly to employers actively hiring apprentices.

Join a wide selection of employers from a variety of industries and sectors, many of whom are actively looking to recruit fresh talent and fund them to undertake a degree apprenticeship alongside NTU.

This annual event allows you to speak first hand to employers about the opportunities they have available, hear from current apprentices about their experiences and speak to the team at NTU about what undertaking an apprenticeship with us really means.

Reserve your place

See below the day's schedule of employer talks, as well as further information on the employers attending and the opportunities they have available.

10 - 10:30 am

Derry Building Services

Derry Building Services are proud to be one of the most technically advanced Mechanical and Electrical Design, Build and Maintenance Contractors in the UK. By understanding their clients’ desire for innovative design, along with their need for sustainability, usability and value for money, they aim to provide outstanding service, choice and value on a comprehensive range of building services.

Operating from our Head Office located in the heart of the East Midlands, and our Birmingham Office located within the iconic Fort Dunlop Building, they directly employ their own Project and Site Managers, Design and Contract Engineers, CAD Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Site Operatives and Administrative Personnel to give their clients continuity of service from the first estimate to the final delivery.

11 - 11:30 am


Experian believe data has the power to change lives. Credit isn’t the only area they take pride in. From healthcare to insurance, credit management to mortgage applications, they harness data to help consumers confidentiality make decisions.

11:30 - 12 pm


E.ON is the UK’s largest supplier of renewable electricity with over 3.3 million homes receiving 100% renewable electricity, as standard and at no extra cost. And with around 6 million customers across homes, business and cities, they're also one the UK’s largest energy suppliers overall, providing sustainable solutions for the new energy world.

Their business is split into two operational areas: Residential, and Business and Community Solutions, supported by a number of support functions.

12 - 12:30 pm


Greencore Group plc is a leading manufacturer of convenience foods. They are proud to supply a wide range of chilled, frozen and ambient foods to some of the most successful retail and food service customers in the UK. They do this by combining a passion for great food, an effective business system, efficient cost control, a sustainable approach and exceptional people in an approach they call The Greencore Way

12:30 - 1 pm


Kindeva is a leading global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) that specializes in solving complex drug delivery challenges for their pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers. With approximately 900 employees, Kindeva serves customers with a wealth of expertise in formulation, product development and manufacturing. Kindeva-developed and manufactured therapies treat patients battling a host of debilitating and chronic diseases, including respiratory illnesses and cardiovascular conditions.

Kindeva has a strong legacy of over 60 years of pharmaceutical innovation and a commitment to revolutionary technologies, having developed the world’s first metered-dose inhaler (MDI) and the first drug-in-adhesive transdermal patch.

1 - 1:30 pm

Apprenticeships at NTU

This session will give you an overview of apprenticeships at NTU and what you can expect from undertaking a course with us. If you are a school leaver looking for an alternative route to full-time university, or an existing employee seeking to gain a higher-level qualification to enhance your career progression, a higher or degree apprenticeship could be the ideal choice.

1.30 - 2 pm

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is a major provider of mental health, intellectual disability and community healthcare services.

2 - 2:30 pm

Bowmer and Kirkland

Bowmer + Kirkland is one of the largest and most successful privately owned construction and development groups in the UK.

2:30 - 3pm


ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: production and supply of low carbon energy, services and regeneration. They combine these activities to enable their customers & stakeholders to embrace a greener, more efficient and increasingly digital world.

Their purpose is to make zero carbon happen for businesses and communities throughout the UK & Ireland – accelerating the transition towards a net zero carbon world. Their 17,000 employees make this possible by reducing energy consumption, greening supply and enabling progress through innovative technology, data & partnerships. They are also shaping the future of responsible business by reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet.

3 - 3:30 pm

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Based in the heart of Nottingham, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust provide services to over 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities. They also provide specialist services for a further 3-4 million people from across the region.

They're one of the largest employers in the region, employing around 16,700 people at QMC, Nottingham City Hospital and Ropewalk House.

3:30 - 4 pm


Unilever make products that people love and that make a difference. Nutritious foods. Household care essentials. Indulgent ice creams. Refreshing teas. Luxurious shampoos. Affordable, disease-combating soaps, and many more.

In fact, they make around 400 much-loved brands with shoppers buying them in more than 190 countries. That means you’ll find at least one of their products in seven out of ten households on the planet. And they want every one of those products to make a positive impact on the lives of the people who buy them.

Apprenticeships are integral to Unilever's talent strategy and the company's ambition to build a diverse, inclusive and high-potential talent pipeline. Unilever has 293 apprentices on its current scheme:

  • more than 7 out of 10 secure a full-time job at Unilever following their apprenticeship
  • Over 95% are in education or employment within six months of completing their apprenticeship

4 - 4:30 pm


Covance, a business segment of LabCorp, is recognised as a leader in drug development, medical device, diagnostics, crop protection and chemical testing.

Covance is a place where employees can play a role in bringing new scientific discoveries to life and make a difference in the lives of millions across the world through their everyday work. And, while the work is global, employees often witness the impact of the work at Covance within their own personal lives.

Covance are 100% dedicated to getting the best out of their employees. Excellent training is provided, alongside IAT education. Given the industry is very specific, Covance will encourage their apprentices to stay with the company on finishing their apprenticeship. There will also be opportunities to travel (either in your native country or abroad) given the specified skills that will be acquired throughout the apprenticeships.

4:30 - 5 pm

Apprenticeships at NTU

This session will give you an overview of apprenticeships at NTU and what you can expect from undertaking a course with us. If you are a school leaver looking for an alternative route to full-time university, or an existing employee seeking to gain a higher-level qualification to enhance your career progression, a higher or degree apprenticeship could be the ideal choice.