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Month: April 2017

Derby College Hospitality Management Students Gain Vital Work Experience

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Derby College has teamed up with the award-winning Bespoke Inns group to provide practical work experience for learners on the higher education Hospitality Management programme at the Roundhouse. Three learners have so far joined the Bespoke Inns Hospitality Management Academy which is the latest stage in the College’s Employer Academy programme – designed to bridge [Read more…]

5 highest paid jobs in the UK and how we can help you get there

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The Office for National Statistics has released the highest paying jobs of 2016 in the UK. Here’s what they are and how courses at Derby College can help you on your way to achieving them. If you’re lucky enough to already be dong one of these jobs, we’d love to hear in the comments below [Read more…]

Careers in the Arts – an interview with a leading arts recruiter

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Sophie Macpherson Ltd is a headhunting and recruitment firm based in London, serving prestigious arts world businesses and cultural organisations across the globe, such as White Cube, Sotheby’s, Science Ltd (Damien Hirst’s studio) and Pelham Communications. We spoke to Sophie Macpherson and her team about what it takes to make it in the arts world [Read more…]

How do internet celebrities make money?

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Internet celebrities (also known as influencers) like PewDiePie, Kayla Itsines and Zoella reportedly make millions through their popularity on social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube. How they make money In a word: advertising. Instagram has over 600million active monthly users, with 59% of these being between 18-29. Almost 5 billion videos are watched on [Read more…]

Inspirational quotes to use in your career and your daily life

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

In need of a little motivation to help you in your career, your studies or your personal goals? Whether you need a push to ask for that promotion, get the exam result you want or whatever you want to achieve, here are some inspirational quotes to help you find your drive. We’ve unpicked some of [Read more…]

We asked our alumni for their best productivity tips for work or study

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Ever wondered how our most successful alumni get things done? There’s lots of productivity advice out there, but we thought we’d ask some of our former learners for their tried and tested methods for achieving a lot in not-a-lot of time. If you’re struggling to fit all of your tasks into your day, you really [Read more…]

Which social media platforms should your business use?

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The second in a series of articles about social media for business Coming up later: 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 Facebook Ads for businesses We’ve already discussed the pros [Read more…]

Family Business Launches Apprenticeship Academy

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

An established family business in Derbyshire has launched an Employer Academy with Derby College as part of its bid to recruit several new apprentices in the coming years. The Ward Business Employer Academy is the latest addition to the Derby College programme to bridge the gap between education and the workplace and to better prepare students [Read more…]

Film Director Returns to Derby College

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Derby-based film and television writer, director and producer Gurmit Samra returned to Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre to inspire the next generation of industry professionals to follow their dreams. Mr Samra was a lecturer at the College for seven years before pursuing his career in film and television full time. His career highlights have so far [Read more…]

Playwright Returns to London Stage

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

An award-winning Derbyshire playwright, who teaches Creative Writing at Derby College, is returning to the London stage with a new play exploring the broken lives of five prison inmates. Tina Jay from West Hallam has adapted two of her previous short plays ‘Walking’ – which won the Kenneth Branagh Award for drama writing – and ‘Dog [Read more…]