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Advice for your first day at a new job 

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 

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…]

Why it’s never too late to change your career 

  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…]