Thank you for your interest in getting involved with Derby College. With your help we can provide a better learning environment for our former students, strengthen our alumni network and create a richer community around the College for past, present and future students. No matter how big or small a way you wish to get involved, any participation from former students is invaluable. Our alumni association is all about building lasting connections, enriching education and giving something back to our former students. With opportunities to help your career, recruit employees and enjoy a range of great discounts as well, we’ll do all we can to help you. Find out more about the opportunities available for you to get involved in, click below to find out more about each area and to register to get involved.
Speak to Students
Hearing about the success of someone who was once in their exact position can really help inspire students and shows them the opportunities available to them after their time at College. If you have the time to speak to our current students, we’d love to hear from you.
Provide a Work Experience Opportunity
Getting real, hands on experience is not only invaluable for the students, but current employees can gain management experience by supervising the placement and you’ll get a helping hand around the workplace for free.
Offer a work Shadowing Opportunity
Work shadowing aims to give a rounded outlook on all aspects of working in a particular field by spending the day in someone else’s shoes to better understand how they do the job. Get involved by offering a work shadowing placement to a current student today.
Find Out About Hiring an Apprentice
With 96% of employers that take on an apprentice reporting a benefit to their business, and with the average apprenticeship increasing business productivity by £214 a week, you could be missing out on a huge resource for your company.
Help Students Prepare Their CV
Preparing a CV can be difficult, especially if you don’t know all the ins and outs of the industry. You can help those looking to start their career by sharing advice, experience & knowledge so they can prepare a CV that no employer in their right mind could refuse.
Help Prepare for Interviews
Remember your first interview? Remember the nerves, panic and uncertainty? Give the next generation a helping hand in the scary world of interviews. Talk to students about the common pitfalls of interviewing in your industry and how to succeed when applying.
Provide a Testimonial
Your feedback is more valuable than you’d think. We’re always on the lookout for former students’ stories about the experiences they’ve had after their time with us. Click the link below to complete our short interview. Get your story published on the website to be shared with all of your fellow alumni from the College.
Sponsor an event or award
By sponsoring an award, or one of the many college-based or external events we hold throughout the year, you will be directly supporting the college and its current students. It is also a potential opportunity to raise awareness and promote your own company within the college and the wider local community.
Find Out About Employment & Skills Academies
Help our students take the leap from education to employment by volunteering for our Employment and Skills Academies. Whether you want to give a speech about your industry, mentor a student, offer work experience or an apprenticeship, or even sit on one of our advisory boards, you can make a difference.
Find Out About Hiring our Facilities for Corporate Events
Our stunning, Grade II listed Roundhouse Building, Carriage Shop Theatre, Library and mezzanine floor offer space suitable for an intimate 25 guest dinner or a celebration for up to 2,500. Book your next conference, wedding or fundraiser and we can work with you to create something unique.