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Month: March 2016

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New Employer Academy Aims To Prepare Young People For Changing Workplace

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Business students at Derby College will gain a unique insight into the career opportunities available in property sales and lettings as part of a partnership with award winning Derby estate agency, Hannells. Staff at Hannells will work with the students to set special projects, lead masterclasses and provide work experience opportunities with a guaranteed interview at [Read more…]

Derby College Launches RHS Courses

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Derby College has become the first College in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to launch a broad range of courses designed by the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). A full range of courses will be launched later this year and the first evening course will start on Thursday April 14 aimed at enthusiastic gardeners who want to [Read more…]

Derby College Backs Calls For More Maths Options For Learners

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Derby College Chief Executive Mandie Stravino has backed an initiative to increase the number of young people studying Mathematics. Ms Stravino represented the Further Education sector at an event led by the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan MP to highlight the importance of Maths skills in the workplace. The Secretary of State for Education urged sixth [Read more…]

Victory Roll Masterclass For Derby College Hair Students

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Derby hairdresser Sarah Bloor, who specialises in vintage styles, held a masterclass for Hair and Media Make Up students at Derby College’s Roundhouse campus. Sarah, who owns her own business Pin Up Curl also featured in a recent televised hair competition. She showed the students how to create the Victory Roll hairstyle – made famous in [Read more…]

MBS joins forces with Apprentice hopefuls for Community Project

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Apprentice hopefuls at Derby College have come to the aid of a local football club. The Brickwork, Joinery and Plumbing students are all members of the MBS Construction Skills Academy at Derby College led by Derby-based construction company MBS. They are spending two days a week at Borrowash Victoria football club who have been instructed [Read more…]

Increase productivity: hire an apprentice

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

What is an apprenticeship? Let’s start with the basics. An apprenticeship programme combines working and work-based training with studying for a qualification from GCSE to degree level. What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice? Think of it like investing in the future of your business. Your new employee is more likely to be loyal [Read more…]

Final Phase of Former College Campus to be Sold

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Derby College has finalised plans to sell the final phase of its former Mackworth Campus at Prince Charles Avenue, Mackworth. An area of approximately 35 acres, which currently houses the Sports Hall together with all-weather pitch and three recreational pitches, is to be sold to Derby Grammar School. Existing arrangements for the use of the sports [Read more…]

The importance of following up on a job application

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

The number of applicants for each job vacancy is rising each year and the competition within the job market is fierce. The manufacturing, hospitality, retail, administration, media, finance, oil and energy industries are among those that received the most applications in 2015, with CV Library reporting an average of 57.3 applicants per job vacancy. Evidently, [Read more…]

Former Derby College Student Named Electrical Apprentice of the Year

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Former Derby College Electrical student Mitchell Shore has been named Apprentice of the Year for 2016 by national training provider JTL. Mitchell, who is 22 and from Chaddesden, fought off competition from more than 6000 apprentices  across the UK to take the title at an awards ceremony at London’s Drapers’ Hall, attended by 150 people. He [Read more…]

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