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Month: March 2017

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Beth Till: My route to success after college

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Beth Till studied her NVQ in Business & Administration Grade Level 2 & 3 at Derby College as part of an apprenticeship. She now works in the Cayman Islands as a Service and Marketing Coordinator. She spoke to our Alumni team about how she got where she is today. “I found by having a college [Read more…]

Derby College Apprentice Set For National Shepherd Finals

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

  Derby College’s agriculture apprentice Mike Bosworth (23) has won a place in the  finals of the National Shepherd Association’s Young Shepherd competition after winning a bronze medal in the regional heats. Mike, from Little Eaton, is combining his apprenticeship on the working farm at College’s Broomfield Hall land-based campus in Morley with supporting younger students [Read more…]

Working for big companies versus small companies

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Let’s settle this once and for all. Read on to find out how working for a small company versus a big company compares. We’ve compared a few important areas of working life to help you decide which may be right for you. Progression Larger companies may offer greater opportunities for career progression. “With different departments [Read more…]

Why there’s no such thing as a non-creative person

Monday, March 20th, 2017

If you’ve always assumed that the world is split into logically-minded people that are good at maths and science, and creative people that are good at art and writing, then it’s time to reconsider. Ever heard of the idea that there are two types of thinkers – the left-brained analytical thinkers and the right-brained creative [Read more…]

Pros and cons of using social media for marketing your business

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The first in a series of articles about social media for business Coming up later: Which social media platforms should your business use? | How to build a social media community for your business |How to create a social media campaign for your business | Common social media mistakes businesses make | A guide to [Read more…]

Jobs you can do from anywhere in the world

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Fancy working from home? Or perhaps from a chic café in Paris? Or a hammock on a desert island? Providing your desert island has a good Wi-Fi connection, this could be possible. Remote working is on the rise. In 2016, nearly 4.2million people in the UK worked from home. Thanks to advances in technology, the [Read more…]

Best brain-training apps

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Want better focus, improved memory and faster thought-processing? Who wouldn’t? Your brain actually reaches its peak performance between the ages of 16 and 15 years, before your cognitive function starts to decline, but you can halt and even reverse this decline through working out your brain just like you would your body through exercise. Our [Read more…]

3 amazing benefits of lifelong learning

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Lifelong learning – the act of voluntarily learning new skills and knowledge throughout your life – can have boundless benefits, both personally and professionally. Here’s the main ways you could benefit from taking an adult learning course:   Career Lifelong learning can put you in an excellent position to fill skills gap in the marketplace. [Read more…]

Derby College Unveils Higher Apprenticeship Development Plans

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Derby College is further developing its plans to create an Institute of Technology for Engineering and Professional Construction following the announcement of a Government cash boost for the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area. The Institute is part of the £63million allocation for the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire areas which is designed to help create jobs, build homes, [Read more…]

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