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3 fascinating career paths in healthcare 

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Wondering what you can do with your Health and Social Care qualification? If you have a healthcare qualification or are considering getting one, read on to find out some of the fascinating career paths you could follow.   It’s not just doctors and nurses, you know.    Call Handler / Emergency Medical Dispatchers  Call Handlers and Emergency Medical Dispatchers work [Read more…]

Book Summary: Why we work by Barry Schwartz 

Monday, April 8th, 2019

‘Why we Work’ examines what motivates us to get out of bed in the morning and go to work.  Barry Schwartz is a Psychologist, author and famous TED Talker who dedicates himself to tackling what he believes to be the psychological plagues of modern living. His 2015 Ted Talk ‘The way we think about work [Read more…]

Advice for your first day at a new job 

Monday, April 8th, 2019

When starting a new job, first impressions are vital. It can feel like a lot of pressure to hit the ground running, impress your new colleagues and set the tone for your time at the company. Luckily, we’ve compiled these tips to make things easier for you.  Dress the part  This might seem obvious, but [Read more…]

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…]

Why it’s never too late to change your career 

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

  If you want to change your career but are worried about starting all over again, perhaps you should consider the examples set by these famous people who started out in entirely different careers than the ones they eventually found success in.    Celebrity Chef, Julia Child, originally worked in advertising and media and even [Read more…]

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