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Month: March 2018

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The benefits of employing older jobseekers for your company

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The number of companies hiring older job seekers is on the rise.   According to the most recent government employment statistics, “The number of people aged 50 and over in employment has grown strongly in recent years,” increasing by 14.2%.   What’s more, over the next ten years, UK employers will need to fill around 13.5 million vacancies, with [Read more…]

Career Guide: Hospitality and Catering

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Have you already got your qualification and want to know what you can do with it? Or are you just starting out and are ready to be inspired by the opportunities available in this exciting, varied and fast-paced industry? Read on to find out more.   The hospitality and catering industry covers hotels, restaurants, pubs, [Read more…]

Workplace problems: How to deal with a difficult boss

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The second article in a new series where we take an in-depth look at common workplace problems.   Read: What to do when your boss expects too much   Unfortunately, we don’t live in a world where every manager is good one. However, we do live in a world where you can choose to respond [Read more…]

New to the job market? Trends you need to know about

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

If it’s been a while since you’ve been a job seeker, or you are entering the job market for the first time, here’s what you need to know about the employment landscape in 2018.   Social Media is an increasingly important job search tool   According to statistics from careerbuilder.com, 70% of companies are now [Read more…]

How to answer the 3 toughest interview questions

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Don’t be caught off guard by these tough interview questions.   1. What is your greatest weakness? This question is tough because it asks you to reveal something negative about yourself. Say something too negative and you risk costing yourself the job. Lie, and you risk looking like you’re hiding something. Plus, interviewers will be [Read more…]

Derby College Apprentice Gains Regional Recognition

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

An Engineering apprentice at Derby College has been recognised by East Midlands Chamber in their annual Enterprising Women awards. Amber Nicholson (22) from Chaddesden is an apprentice with AESSEAL in Derby which is part of a global company specialising in mechanical seals and support systems. Amber was nominated for the award by AESSEAL General Manager Andy [Read more…]

Derby College Event Highlights Stem Career Opportunities

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Derby College celebrated International Women’s Day with an event recognising the achievements of women at local and regional businesses focused on Science, Technology, Construction, Engineering and Maths and highlighting career opportunities available to young people. Female students and apprentices attended the seminar at the Roundhouse campus in Pride Park when they heard from a range [Read more…]

Derby College Hosts PM Announcement

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Derby College Group’s historic Roundhouse campus, in the city, was chosen by the Prime Minister’s Office to host the announcement of a major review into post-18 education. The Prime Minister was joined by Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds who praised Derby College’s work to prepare young people for the world of work. Here, Derby [Read more…]

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