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Barbara C: I like knowing that I make a difference to people’s lives 

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Barbara studied for her Business Administration NVQ Level 3 at Derby College. Her qualification allowed her to achieve her ambition of making a difference to people’s lives. She currently works for the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and agreed to speak to our Alumni Team about her career journey so far.    Barbara hadn’t always [Read more…]

Peter G: “I worked as everything from a barman to a forklift driver before I went to Derby College and now I’m building aero engines” 

Friday, March 29th, 2019

Peter Grant did an Adult Apprenticeship with Derby College and Rolls-Royce. Now an Engine Fitter with Rolls-Royce, Peter spoke to our ALumni Team about his experiences of returning to the classroom as a mature student and what the opportunity has meant for him.    “I worked as everything from a barman to a forklift driver [Read more…]

SEO for beginners – how to increase your search engine ranking

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

As of October 2018, the World Wide Web contains over 4.4 billion pages.   SEO is all about businesses trying to optimise their websites so they appear in those first few search results. The higher they are in the search engine results, the more visitors they will get to their websites and the more customers [Read more…]

Zishan Fazel: Former student talks about his IT career and setting up an award-winning community project to help the homeless

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Zishan studied for his BTEC National Diploma in Systems Support at Derby College. He spoke to our Alumni Team not only about his resulting successful career in IT and Computing, but about how he set up his own community project, Project TouchDown, which was featured in The Telegraph and awarded ‘Volunteering Project of the Year.’ [Read more…]

Lauren Bamford: “Derby College has provided me with the foundations I needed to succeed,” says Psychological Research Assistant for Centre for Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Lauren discovered a passion for Psychology when she studied it as an A level subject at Derby College. Now a Psychological Research Assistant for the Derbyshire NHS Foundation Trust at the Centre for Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention, Lauren spoke to our Alumni team about her experiences at college, getting into university and where her career [Read more…]

What is a ‘side hustle?’ And why you should have one

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Do you want to make some extra money in addition to your regular income? A side hustle is a term used to describe turning your passion into a part-time business alongside your day job.   According to, around 35% of millennials have some sort of side business.   There are several great reasons [Read more…]

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