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Month: May 2016

How to negotiate your salary for a new job

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Negotiating your salary can be a tough balancing act between undervaluing and overvaluing yourself. If you suggest a salary that’s too high, you could price yourself out, as employers may offer the job to someone more affordable. Equally, if you give a figure that’s too low, employers may not think you’re senior enough for the [Read more…]

Why a career in engineering has endless possibilities

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

In 2015, the engineering industry contributed to just over 27% of the UK’s GDP and is expected to generate 2.56 million job openings between now and 2022, according to a survey by theengineer.co.uk. The industry is expected to deliver a wealth of opportunities for the UK workforce in the near future, and those of us [Read more…]

Lander Automotive Launches Apprenticeship Recruitment Drive

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

A West Midlands automotive engineering company is launching a major recruitment drive to employ more than 180 young people in apprenticeship roles over the next two years. Lander Automotive based at Woodgate Business Park near Halesowen manufactures a range of products for the automotive industry. Over the years, this has evolved from the core competences of [Read more…]

Perfecting your elevator pitch

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Imagine that you have to sell yourself or your company in 30 seconds. You’ve just jumped into an elevator with the head of your company or a major potential investor, and you’ve got a rare opportunity to pitch to them while the elevator travels between floors. What would you say to get their attention? Today, [Read more…]

Grant Secured To Help Restore Broomfield Hall Gardens To Former Glory

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Derby College’s Broomfield Hall has secured a £4,000 grant to further improve the campus grounds and boost its appeal as a visitor attraction. The support from the Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust will enable the horticulture team at Broomfield to help restore the Victorian gardens to their former glory – buying new plants, shrubs and semi [Read more…]

Former Derby College Students Closes Gap in Youth Provision

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

A former Derby College student has started his own company to bridge the gap in services provided for young people which have been in danger of being hit by local authority funding cuts, East Midlands Youth Service provides sub-contracted youth service provision as well as training and mentoring for professionals working with young people. Craig Thomson [Read more…]

Show Garden Raises Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have teamed up with The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Branch to create a unique plant border that will be exhibited and judged at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2016 at Birmingham’s NEC this June. The 5.75 metre by 1.25 metre raised border has been designed by Horticulture Lecturer [Read more…]

Derby College Announces Apprenticeship Vacancies

Friday, May 6th, 2016

More than 60 jobs and apprenticeships will be on offer at an information day on Wednesday May 11 at Derby College’s Ilkeston campus in Pimlico between 12 noon and 4pm. The free event includes information about a wide range of jobs and apprenticeships available to start in the coming months and several employers with vacancies will [Read more…]