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Month: November 2016

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New Apprenticeship Programme Tackles IT Skills Shortages

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Derby College has teamed up with risual – Microsoft’s leading UK partner – to launch a new IT apprenticeship qualification designed to address a growing shortage of digital skills in the workplace. The one-year Advanced Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals is  for young people already working in junior IT roles at local businesses [Read more…]

The new social media trend? Not using social media

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Are we finally fed up with Twitter feuds and Instagram celebrities? Or finding ourselves stuck in a social media hole at 1am? It seems like the world is getting tired of the constant onslaught of Facebook updates and inane Snapchat stories and is ready to step away from seeing the world through a screen. Or [Read more…]

British Empire Medal for Rebecca Hartshorn

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Design and Sustainability Manager at Bowmer and Kirkland, Rebecca Hartshorn, has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen Rebecca, who holds a BA (Hons) in Architecture, a Certificate in Architectural Practice and a Masters (MSC) in Construction Management, has been recognised for her services to skills and industry. She received her medal from [Read more…]

Jordan Gears Up For National Skills Competition

Monday, November 7th, 2016

A former Construction apprentice at Derby College will take part in a national skills competition this month with his sights set on qualifying for the UK team. Jordan Richards (20) from Awsworth won a place in the three-day UK Skillbuild final at Birmingham’s NEC National Skills Show (Thursday November 17 to 19) after representing the College [Read more…]

Is your commute making you unhealthy?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Commuters are more likely to be anxious, dissatisfied and have the sense that their daily activities lack meaning than those who don’t have to travel to work, even if they are paid more,’ say The Guardian. But we bet you already knew that. Few people enjoy commuting, but here’s the worse news: did you know [Read more…]

Are you wasting your time?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

There aren’t enough hours in the day already. What with your deadlines looming, work and social commitments and the latest Netflix box set to watch. Don’t worry, we’re about to save you hours in your day. Here’s some time-wasting habits you should kick right now. Stop hitting snooze Ever woken up feeling perky, but then [Read more…]

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