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Reskill & Recover

This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

The Reskill & Recover project aims to upskill and reskill employees of D2N2 SMEs to ensure businesses have the skills needed to access future and emerging markets, post-pandemic and post-Brexit.

Driving productivity and innovation, this ESF-funded project will cover diverse recruitment and leadership, sector-specific sustainability training, and digital upskilling.

Diversity and inclusion courses

These courses are aimed at anyone with an interest in diversity and inclusion. They have been designed to enhance your awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


You can sign up to our next cohorts below:

Construction: digital & sustainability courses

These courses are aimed at individuals looking to develop their skills and knowledge around digital technologies and sustainability in the context of the construction industry. NTU's School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment will provide training to employees of SMEs in construction and associated industries, such as low carbon.

Food and Drink Industry: Sustainability Courses

The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences provides a range of fully funded short course options that cater for differing learner needs in the Food and Drink industry.

Spotlight on Sustainability: Food and Drink Industry is designed to provide all learners with a greater understanding about what sustainability means in relation to the food and drink sector.

Sustainable Practices for the Food and Drink Industry short course provides accredited Level 3 training to employees working in, or those running a business in, the food and drink sector and interested in career progression.

Sustainable Practices for Food Businesses short course provides accredited Level 4 training professionals within the food and drink sector.

Apprentice Mentor Training for SMEs

The course is aimed at those looking to develop their mentoring skills and is particularly relevant to those currently supporting apprentices or for those considering doing so in the future. The aim of the course is to provide a better understanding of the learning their apprentice is undertaking in order to be able to better support them, leading to greater productivity, increased employee retention, and better achievement rates.

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These courses are available to employees of SMEs that are based in the D2N2 area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire).

We particularly aim to support employees aged 50+, employees with disabilities, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff, and those who have previously missed out on traditional educational opportunities

This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).