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Month: February 2018

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Bursary Boost For Derby College Apprentice

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

An apprentice at Derby College has been awarded a £1,000 bursary from construction company Bowmer & Kirkland to support his future studies and job career goals. Matthew Johnson (22) from Breadsall works for Jenbrooke Construction and attends Derby College on day release to complete his level three brickwork apprenticeship. He will be representing Derby College again [Read more…]

Sophie Wright: “Earning while learning, gaining experience and getting a qualification at the same time was the best decision,” says Digital Marketing Apprentice

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Digital Marketing Apprentice, Sophie Wright, chose her career path whilst studying her A Levels at Derby College. Here’s what she had to say about her experiences and the benefits of doing an apprenticeship over going to university. Sophie also shared some very useful advice about succeeding in your apprenticeship and getting hired afterwards.   “College [Read more…]

Apprenticeships Address Current and Future Skills Gaps

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

The 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) will run from 5 to 9 March 2018 with employers, apprentices and providers from across England celebrating the success of apprenticeships to encourage others to choose this proven pathway to a great career. Whilst the focus is traditionally on young people aged 16 and above entering the workplace through [Read more…]

Apprenticeship Opportunities at Derby College

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Derby College is also holding an information evening at the Roundhouse in Pride Park on Thursday March 15 between 5.30pm to 7.30pm to give young people and adults the opportunity register for a wide range of apprenticeships available now and in the coming months. The College currently has around 50 apprenticeship opportunities available in a range [Read more…]

Women in STEM Event – 8th March 2018

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. As part of International Women’s Day (March 8th) Derby College are hosting a “Women in STEM” event to promote [Read more…]

Workplace problems: What to do when your boss expects too much

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The first article in a new series where we take an in-depth look at common workplace problems.   Dealing with this particular dilemma requires a delicate balance between two things: Wanting to impress your boss and not let them down Agreeing to do too much and setting yourself up for high stress and/or failure   [Read more…]

Career Guide: Working for a non-profit organisation

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Want a career where you can make a positive impact on the world? You may want to consider working for a non-profit organisation. Here’s what you need to know.   Non-profit organisations are businesses that work to make a difference in the world, typically though charitable, educational, scientific or religious means. They are so-called because [Read more…]

Changing your career: where to start

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Changing your career can be a daunting prospect, but if you want to do something new, develop your existing role into something else or just fancy a challenge then it may be the right decision for you.   There could be many reasons why you’d want to change your career: You didn’t make an informed decision about your current career in the [Read more…]

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