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You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.
If you don’t already have a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.
We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.
When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Construction, ICT and Motor Vehicle Engineering are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.
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At the age of 16, Grace Draper decided to apply for an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce rather than go on to do A-levels. She’s not looked back since.
She has excelled while gaining on-the-job experience with the company and during her training at Derby College, where she has achieved Distinction standards. Now she is set to take her qualifications further with a foundation degree at the College, sponsored by Rolls-Royce.
Such has been Grace’s success that she was highly commended in the Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship category of our 2014 Peak Awards. Judges described her as a ‘model learner’ and praised her collaborative work on projects, where she demonstrated the team skills and personal attributes which are vital in today’s engineering industry.
An apprenticeship at Rolls- Royce is the best of both worlds. We get to work in all sorts of areas of the company, earning while we’re learning. Having completed my first two years of the apprenticeship, I’m looking forward to starting the foundation degree.
Junior CAD technician
£15,000–£20,000 per year.
Using software to create designs for machinery
£22,000–£25,000 per year
Designing and installing production lines
£29,250–£45,000 per year.
Servicing and repairing industrial equipment
Director in manufacturing
£37,000–£73,000 per year.
Planning and overseeing manufacturing processes
The sector skills council for engineering
For young people interested in a career in engineering
EngTech is a professional title awarded to engineering technicians.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers helps engineers build their careers and tale on challenges that make a difference to all of us.
Inspiring the next generation of engineers and technicians.
The world’s only learned society dedicated to the entire aerospace community.
BLOODHOUND SSC is a unique, high technology project to design and build a car that will break the 1000pmh barrier and set a new world land speed record.
What is the universe made of? How did it start? The European Council for Nuclear Research are seeking answers, using some of the world’s most powerful particle accelerators.
Working for quality education and training in engineering and the related technologies.
Providing industry with advice and knowhow in materials joining and engineering technologies.