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Month: May 2017

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Emily Musk: IT and Business student gets a place at Forbes Top 10 company 

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Emily Musk gained her BTEC Extended Diploma in IT and Business at Derby College. Her qualification allowed her to progress to university, which she says has been “one of the best choices of [her] life.” Here’s what she had to say to our Alumni team about university life, her “fantastic” experience of Derby College and [Read more…]

Derby College Teams Up With Eurocamp For New Launch

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Derby College has become the third FE college in the UK to offer a special Travel and Tourism course that includes a six-month paid internship in France with Eurocamp. The level three study programme will start this September and is available to young people who are aged 18 by March 2018. Students will be based at [Read more…]

Learning for Leisure: Yoga & Relaxation

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

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We asked alumni for their best interview advice and stories

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

There is a lot of interview advice out there, so we thought who better to ask than your fellow successful alumni who have experienced both sides of the interview process – as interviewers and interviewees. Learn from their triumphs and their mistakes. After all, passing on knowledge to your fellow former students of Derby College [Read more…]

Everything you need to know about being a Mechanical Engineer

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Do you have a passion for problem-solving? Are you fascinated by the way machines work? Do you want to work with cutting edge technology, change lives and advance industries? Then you may wish to consider a career in Mechanical Engineering. What is mechanical engineering? Mechanical engineering is an extremely broad and diverse industry. It involves [Read more…]

An interview with a female butcher

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Jessica Wragg is a female butcher who sharpened her skills at the Ginger Pig in London, and is the Marketing Manager for Turner & George, one of London’s leading butcheries specialising in rare and native-breed meats, run by James George of Select Meat and Richard H. Turner of Hawksmoor, Blacklock, Foxlow and Pitt Cue. She’s [Read more…]

Benefits of having a career mentor

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

If you’re driven and want to work towards developing your career, finding a career mentor can make the difference in achieving your ambitions. “A career mentor is someone who agrees to share their skills, knowledge, expertise, and professional contacts with you,” say “People with mentors earn higher salaries, are promoted more frequently, and report [Read more…]

Local student wins Jewson Award

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Jewson has named our Brickwork student Matthew Woodhouse as a winner in its 2017 Young Tradesperson of the Year competition. Matthew (16) is a pupil at John Flamstead Community School in Denby and attends Derby College’s Ilkeston campus one day a week to complete vocational qualifications alongside his GCSE programme. You can discover more about [Read more…]

Think you don’t have an inspiring story to tell? Think again…

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Remember what it was like when you were at Derby College? If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice about learning or planning for the future, what would it be? Is there anything you would say to encourage yourself to work harder, or have more confidence in your abilities? Did you [Read more…]

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