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Student Workforce | Chesterfield Waterside

Student Workforce

Student Workforce

"This strategic acquisition extends our options to be of service to the town of Chesterfield and to help the economic development through comprehensive business support to create jobs and bolster the higher education offer already in place there."

Hari Punchihewa, deputy chief executive and finance director at the University of Derby


Employers in the area benefit from over 55,000 undergraduates and postgraduate students attending the universities of Sheffield - over 18,000 students graduated from these institutions in 2010 with a first degree or other Higher Education qualification.

In October of 2016, the University of Derby opened the doors to its new campus in Chesterfield, bringing new jobs to the town, supporting companies and providing business incubation. The University of Derby is in the top 20 UK Universities for teaching quality, so it’s great to have a dedicated campus in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield College is the 4th best college in the UK for learner satisfaction, employer satisfaction and apprenticeship growth. It covers 64 subjects over 241 courses, offering a wide range of opportunities to people in and around Chesterfield.

Sheffield University was named "University of the Year" in the 2011 Times Higher Education awards and has ranked among the top 25 institutions in Britain since 2000. It is ranked as one of the top research universities in the UK while Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's most progressive and innovative universities, attracting both domestic and overseas students to the city to study.

Sheffield itself is ranked fourth in the world for engineering and has cemented that reputation with Factory 2050, the £43million centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing at Sheffield Business Park. The state of the art factory is the first building to be completed on the University of Sheffield’s new Advanced Manufacturing Campus.

As part of the Sheffield City Region, encompassing more than 1.8 million people and approximately 700,000 jobs, Chesterfield has the infrastructure, people skills and vision to support growth.

The scope of the City Region's employment offer has led to the development of a skilled and experienced workforce, supplemented annually by the graduates of the Sheffield universities and higher education institutions.

To read more about the educational opportunity in Chesterfield, please click here.




Peter Swallow,
Managing Director, Bolsterstone Group Plc.

36 The Bridge Business Centre
Beresford Way
Chesterfield S41 9FG
Tel: 01246 260206
Fax: 01246 260237