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Month: February 2017

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FP McCann boosts apprenticeship links with Derby College

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The country’s largest supplier and manufacturer of precast concrete solutions is broadening its skills base by taking on Derby College apprentices. Rapidly expanding FP McCann employs around 120 people at its Weston Underwood site and has tripled in size since 2010. Currently it employs more than 1,300 staff at 12 sites in the UK and [Read more…]

Spring & Summer Learning

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Come and take a look at our part-time learning opportunities starting this Spring and Summertime. Our courses have been designed for adults who are looking to pursue a hobby or learn a new skill. This year we also have a selection of adult and child learning workshops to inspire the whole family. Found the right [Read more…]

Prince’s Trust Team In Line For National Award

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Staff from Derby College and a group of local young people have reached the finals of the Prince’s Trust annual Celebrate Success awards which will be presented at the London Palladium on March 15 and hosted by television presenters Ant and Dec. The team, who were based at the College’s Ilkeston campus for their 12-week Prince’s [Read more…]

Your transferable skills could land you a dream job

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Transferable skills are abilities, knowledge and training that can be applied to many different aspects of your life and in this case, your career. This is great news for anyone looking for a career change or your first step onto the career ladder – recognising what your transferable skills are, how you can apply them [Read more…]

Successful women give their tips for balancing a family and a career

Monday, February 20th, 2017

With the growth in employers offering flexible working patterns, part-time opportunities, plus greater support, it’s possible to balance the needs of a family with your career and learning ambitions. We were inspired by the examples of these five successful women who have spoken about their experiences of climbing the career ladder whilst balancing the responsibilities [Read more…]

Start-up buzzwords de-coded

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The rise of the startup phenomenon has also seen the rise of buzzwords, abbreviations and lingo that it can sometimes be hard to keep up with. Forbes.com argues that “[Buzzwords] wind up in TED Talks, pitch meetings and every tech journalist’s inbox” and this endless stream of jargon may be being abused. “Jargon started out [Read more…]

How to get a job in advertising

Friday, February 17th, 2017

The rewards of working in an advertising agency can be huge. The ‘work hard/play hard’ mentality of the advertising world can be attractive enough on its own, but there’s also great pay and the opportunity to advance quickly (if you work hard and prove yourself), and the ability to learn from the best minds in [Read more…]

Could you start a health and wellness business?

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Whether it be a healthier diet, a new type of exercise, improving your mental health, or examining your quality of life, it’s hard to escape the growing trend for self-betterment. Chances are, you will have tried some of the wellbeing trends that have popped up over the last few years – Paleo delivery services, standing [Read more…]

Are you suffering from work burnout?

Friday, February 17th, 2017

You’d have to be a superhero to feel positive at work all of the time. Even if you love every aspect of your job, sometimes the pressure can get to you. It’s normal to sometimes feel disheartened by the daily grind or stressed out by the pressure of deadlines and long hours, but when does [Read more…]

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