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Month: January 2016

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Friday, January 29th, 2016

Remember what it was like when you were at East Berkshire College? If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice about learning or planning for the future, what would it be? Is there anything you would say to encourage yourself to work harder, or have more confidence in your abilities? Did [Read more…]

How to answer that dreaded interview question

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

This month we answer: Have you got any questions? Have you ever been flummoxed by the ‘Have you got any uestions?’ question in an interview? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. It’s easy for your mind to go blank when faced with such an open question at the end of an interview but it [Read more…]

Get Back into Education

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Here at Derby College we believe that you should never stop learning, no matter what stage you are in your career. Whether you want to learn new skills to get that promotion, change your career completely or start something new, a Higher Education qualification can open a lot of doors. However, we also know that [Read more…]

Event Encourages More Females into Engineering Careers

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Derby College has teamed up with Rolls-Royce plc to organise an event to raise the profile of career opportunities in Engineering for females. An information evening will be held at Derby College’s Ilkeston campus in Pimlico on Thursday February 11 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. In addition to a range of workshop activities, there will be an [Read more…]

Pottery Joins Learning For Leisure Programme

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

A local potter has joined the Art & Design faculty at Derby College, supporting students in the ceramics and 3D design workshops. Alex Shimwell (35) from Matlock is also teaching pottery evening courses based at the Joseph Wright Campus; Derby College, as part of the College’s learning for Leisure programme. Alex learned industrial throwing techniques [Read more…]

Derby College Course Ideal for Dog Lovers looking for Change in Career

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Derby College is offering the chance for people to embrace their love of animals and re-train to work in pet grooming. The 18-week International Professional Groomers Course will be held one day a week at the Dog Grooming salon at the College’s Broomfield Hall site in Morley starting next month (February). It will cover a [Read more…]

Hodgkinson Brickwork Academy Students Come To Scout Hall Rescue

Monday, January 25th, 2016

  Students on the Hodgkinson Brickwork Academy at Derby College’s Ilkeston campus have come to the aid of a local scout group after their front wall was knocked down. 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group contacted the Academy after a car collided with the wall in front of their scout hall carpark in Attenborough Lane. Beaver [Read more…]

Apprenticeship and Jobs Fairs

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Derby College holds regular apprenticeship and jobs fair at its campuses at Derby and Ilkeston – providing a showcase for employers to advertise their permanent, temporary and apprenticeship vacancies and support for people looking for a wide range of positions.   Forthcoming events will be: 11 May 2016 – Ilkeston Campus, Pimlico, 12 noon to [Read more…]

Students Join Innovation Employer Academy Programme at Derby College

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Fourteen academies aimed at producing work-ready youngsters and addressing skills shortages in key industries in Derby have been launched. Nearly 200 students across the College have so far joined the Employer Academies which cover industries including construction, sport, catering and hospitality, health and social care, business, ICT and engineering.  Students enrolling in September 2016 will [Read more…]

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