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Month: October 2016

Derby College Hosts Bank of England Briefing

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Derby College recently hosted a presentation and question and answer session with Dr Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor at the Bank of England for monetary policy. The event at the College’s Roundhouse campus in Pride Park, was attended by staff and students at Derby College who were joined by university students and academics from Derby, Nottingham [Read more…]

Bristol Street Motors Invests in Motor Vehicle Learner as their Future Workforce

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Bristol Street Motors Renault Derby has invested in its future workforce after hiring Derby College Motor Vehicle learner Jordan Coles as an Apprentice Technician. Jordan impressed bosses at the Sir Frank Whittle Road dealership during his work placement from Derby College and was subsequently offered a full-time technician apprenticeship. During the three year-long apprenticeship Jordan will [Read more…]

5 women in tech who should inspire you, regardless of your gender

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Women in tech is a hot topic in the media right now. Melinda Gates has turned her focus to the topic, putting a team together which is dedicated to increasing the number of women in technology-related jobs. A computer-science graduate herself, Gates is concerned with statistics that on average just 30% of people working in [Read more…]

Benefits of working for a startup

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

According to the Wall Street Journal, three out of every four startups fail – so why would you want to work for one? Firstly, there were 608,100 new businesses started in the UK in 2015, which was an increase of 4.6% compared to the previous year. If you want to see just how prolific startups [Read more…]

Smart ways to get work experience and stand out from the crowd

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Work experience is essential for getting ahead in today’s job market. There’s even a growing trend in employers rating work experience over grades. “About 80 per cent of employers think work experience is essential,” according to a recent study by City & Guilds. Why? “The key is to show enthusiasm,” agree the experts in a [Read more…]

Bursary Boost For Derby College Student

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Haralds Jonans (36) from Chaddesden is originally from Latvia. He is one of more than 20 deaf learners who attend Derby College – supported by signers in the workshop and in lessons. He and his young family have been in the UK for six years and moved to Derby four years ago. Having had various [Read more…]

How to be more assertive at work

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Being assertive is not about being overly aggressive and forceful. In fact, it’s almost the opposite. Assertiveness is the ability to get your point across in a clear, confident, diplomatic manner that makes people want to listen to you, rather than forcing them to. “Assertiveness involves advocating for yourself in a way that is positive [Read more…]