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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…]

Michelle Carlos: “I have achieved so much since going back to college”

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Michelle Carlos is an experienced Social Support Worker for learning disabilities. She has worked in the Health and Social Care industry since 2007, most recently as a Nursing Assistant for Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Yet Derby alumnus Michelle Carlos has many other strings to her bow. An avid enthusiast for health and fitness [Read more…]

 Simon Arnold: Derby College made it possible for me to go to university

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Simon Arnold studied Business and Finance at Derby College before becoming an Innovation Co-ordinator for Nottingham Trent University. He credits his time at Derby College for giving him the chance to get a university degree and give him the skills he needed to achieve his goals.   Here’s what Simon had to say to our Alumni [Read more…]

Jack Simpson: Engineering student finds success after Derby College

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Jack Simpson studied a HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Manufacturing Engineering at Derby College. He is now a successful CAD Designer. Here is his story.    Finding the right path    “While everyone back in the school days always knew they wanted to be an architect, graphic designer or become a doctor; I was one [Read more…]

Harj Dhanjal: “One of my proudest moments was a 100% Distinction in Business & Finance at Derby College after being expelled from 3 other schools. Now I work for Rolls-Royce.” 

Monday, September 18th, 2017

After studying BTEC Business and Finance at derby College, Harj Dhanjal has progressed to Vice President – Head of Continuous Improvement at Rolls-Royce Plc.   “I always wanted to do well in Business and Finance,” said Harj. “Derby College gave me the basic skills to excel and apply to University, where I completed my Higher Education. This eventually led to Rolls-Royce sponsoring my [Read more…]

Sameer Hussain: Learning to code with Derby College 

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Sameer is a Junior Developer for Sytner, the UK’s leading prestige car retailer and the No.1 Sunday Times’ Big Company to Work For.   Now on his way to achieving his career goal of becoming a Senior Developer, Sameer spoke to our Alumni team about how Derby College inspired his love for coding and helped get [Read more…]

Emily Musk: IT and Business student gets a place at Forbes Top 10 company 

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Emily Musk gained her BTEC Extended Diploma in IT and Business at Derby College. Her qualification allowed her to progress to university, which she says has been “one of the best choices of [her] life.” Here’s what she had to say to our Alumni team about university life, her “fantastic” experience of Derby College and [Read more…]

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