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Month: August 2016

Former Apprentice Highlights Need For Female Recruitment to Motor Vehicle Industry

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

A former Derby College Motor Vehicle apprentice has delivered a keynote speech at an international conference – highlighting the initiatives needed to encourage more women and girls into the industry. Catherine Treanor (22) from Duffield studied at the College as part of her Motor Vehicle apprenticeship at Station Garage in Belper. She then worked for VW [Read more…]

5 creative CVs that caught the attention of employers (and the media)

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Is your CV newsworthy? These five creative job seekers went overboard to create CVs which stood out in a fiercely competitive job market and helped them land their dream jobs. Not only this, but they found their efforts splashed across the media. Some even went viral. Online recruiter Monster.co.uk has revealed that it now has [Read more…]

Derby College Reaches Final Shortlist for IMI Industry Award

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Derby College has been shortlisted for a national award by the motor vehicle repair industry body in recognition of its work to train young people and support local businesses. The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has this week announced the finalists for its prestigious Outstanding Achievers national award and Derby College is one of three [Read more…]

Local Artist Returns to Little Explorers Nursery with Award Winning Display

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Derbyshire artist Victoria Brown has returned to Derby College’s Little Explorers Nursery at Broomfield Hall to show the pre-school children how their work helped earn her a top award at the recent RHS Tatton Park Show. The Bean Project is part of the United Nations 2016 Year of the Pulse and has involved Victoria and the [Read more…]

Another Bumper Year for Derby College

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Derby College, which was graded ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features by Ofsted earlier this year, has maintained last year’s 98% pass rate for A levels. Furthermore, 20 subjects recorded a 100% pass rate including English, Politics, Modern Languages, Law, ICT and Biology. Assistant Head of Academic Studies at Derby College, Stacey Adams, said: “We are obviously [Read more…]

Blogging for your business (A Beginner’s Guide)

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Want more visitors to your website? Of course you do. Including a blog on your website is an extremely effective way to increase visits. If you read our previous blog post in this series, you’ll know the important part that SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) plays in driving the right traffic to your website. Blogging could [Read more…]