How Derby and Nottingham businesses can claim £1,000 when they recruit any university graduate


The University of Derby has given away £250,000 so far, see how your firm can benefit:

Claim £1,000 when you recruit any graduate from any university


D2N2 SMEs can claim £1,000 when they employ any individual that graduated within the last 3 years – either from Derby or any other university.


Recently recruited or currently advertising a role? You may still be eligible


Businesses that have recently recruited a graduate or are currently advertising a role, with a salary of £18,213 pro-rata or more, please contact the university as you may be eligible to claim £1,000.

“The funds received from the University of Derby have allowed us to buy better equipment for our new employees and offer them better training than we have been able to in the past”.


General Manager of Bio 8 Limited, Oliver Peabody


The GRADS for D2N2 project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and is part of the ESF High Level Skills programme, which supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.