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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…]

The golden rules of LinkedIn etiquette

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

First impressions are vital on LinkedIn. You just have to think about how long people spend looking at a LinkedIn profile. Different reports suggest this can be anything from 10 seconds to a minute. Either way, you don’t have much time to impress them.   Luckily, our golden rules of LinkedIn etiquette can help you [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…]

How to make your brain better at retaining information as an adult

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Children are better at retaining information than adults – but why? It’s because your brain reaches its peak performance between the ages of 15 and 16, before your cognitive function starts to decline.   It’s not all bad news though. You can actually halt and even reverse this decline through working-out your brain just like you would your [Read more…]

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