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Month: October 2017

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Michelle Carlos: “I have achieved so much since going back to college”

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Michelle Carlos is an experienced Social Support Worker for learning disabilities. She has worked in the Health and Social Care industry since 2007, most recently as a Nursing Assistant for Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Yet Derby alumnus Michelle Carlos has many other strings to her bow. An avid enthusiast for health and fitness [Read more…]

Career Guide: What you can do with your Health and Social Care qualification

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The first guide in a series about health and social care careers.   Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services   Overview of the healthcare industry The health and social care industry is vast, varied and rewarding. Whether you have one [Read more…]

Tips on being a career mentor

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

“A career mentor is someone who agrees to share their skills, knowledge, expertise, and professional contacts with you,” say Idealistcareers.com. “People with mentors earn higher salaries, are promoted more frequently, and report higher job satisfaction than those without mentors.” The benefits to the mentee are therefore very clear. But how does the mentor benefit from the arrangement? Admore [Read more…]

How to get your first work experience

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Getting your first working experience is a challenge for new jobseekers in almost every industry. How do you get a job without previous experience and how do you get experience without a job? Having work experience is even a prerequisite for getting internships these days, as competition for graduate opportunities continues to rise. It’s a frustrating Catch 22 for those [Read more…]

Cutting edge jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

New technology means new jobs. We explore some of the job roles that have come into existence over the last decade.   App Developer “The iPhone arrived in 2007 and the Android shortly after, and now nearly half the world’s adults have a smartphone,” say the World Economic Forum. There are now over 2.2million apps available [Read more…]

6 things you need to know about your digital footprint

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Did you know that everything you do online leaves a trail of data behind that employers can access? As we spend more and more of our lives online, if you’re on the hunt for a new job, you need to be considering what conclusions your digital footprint is leading potential employers to make about you. [Read more…]

4 proactive ways to climb the career ladder

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

If you want to advance your career, you can’t just sit there and wait for that promotion to be handed to you. Being proactive about your career not only gives you the tools you need to move your career in the right direction, such as skills and contacts, but it demonstrates to the people that [Read more…]

Measham Company Launches Apprenticeship Recruitment Drive

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

A world-leading automotive manufacturing supplier in Measham has launched an apprenticeship recruitment drive to take on and train 60 young people over the coming months. Plastic Omnium in Westminster Industrial Estate designs and supplies bodywork components such as bumpers and tailgates for the world’s automobile manufacturers and is part of the international Plastic Omnium group [Read more…]

 Simon Arnold: Derby College made it possible for me to go to university

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Simon Arnold studied Business and Finance at Derby College before becoming an Innovation Co-ordinator for Nottingham Trent University. He credits his time at Derby College for giving him the chance to get a university degree and give him the skills he needed to achieve his goals.   Here’s what Simon had to say to our Alumni [Read more…]

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