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Month: February 2018

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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…]

Former Derby College Students Plan Fiji Volunteering Trip

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Two former A-level students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre are busy raising money to fund a trip to Fiji where they will be taking part in an environment project to improve the lives of local people. Amelia Sutcliffe (18) from Alfreton (pictured right) and Yasmin Crofts (19) from Riddings (pictured left) are both now studying [Read more…]

Former Derby College Student Wins Engineering Bursary

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Former Derby College Engineering student Melissa Chimutanda has won a £1,000 bursary from a leading industry body to support her future studies. Melissa (21) is now studying Mechanical Engineering at Leicester De Montfort University and applied for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Engineering Horizons Bursary which includes membership of the professional body. Melissa, who [Read more…]

Innovative Partnerships Celebrated at Derby College’s First Academy Awards

Monday, February 5th, 2018

More than 300 people attended Derby College’s first Academy Awards which were held at the Roundhouse. The event celebrated the success, achievements and commitment of employers, staff and students who are involved in the College’s innovative Employer Academies and Employment and Skills Boards. Derby College works with around 3,000 businesses and organisations with a large proportion [Read more…]

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