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The Leicestershire manufacturing plant of Caterpillar's Building Construction Products Division in Desford has re-launched its pioneering apprenticeship programme with Derby College.

The programme will offer up to 140 young people per year for the next three years with the opportunity to kick-start their future careers.

Derby College Appoints New Executive Head

Derby College Group has appointed Liza-Jo Guyatt as Executive Head of The Roundhouse and of Ilkeston College.

Ms Guyatt joins Derby College Group from Walsall Adult and Community College where she was Vice Principal.

GCSE Maths and English Progress At Derby College

As many school pupils celebrate their successes in GCSE examinations today (Thursday August 23), Derby College is also applauding the successes of their students who have undertaken resits in GCSE English and Maths, enabling them to progress in their study and career plans.

Derby College offers GCSE Maths and English programmes at its campuses to support young people who have not previously achieved the required Grade 4 (formerly grade C) in these core subjects upon leaving school. This year saw 1,800 16-19 year olds sitting GCSE Maths and/or English and of those, around 50% were successful in improving their grades.

Derby College Awards Career Mark Gold

Derby College has been awarded the top accreditation for the fourth time in recognition of its consistent quality in providing careers, employability and enterprise advice and guidance for students at its campuses in Derby, Ilkeston and Morley.

The College was visited earlier this summer by Career Mark, the licensed awarding body, who assessed how students were supported with planning the next stage of their lives – whether that be higher education, apprenticeships, employment or starting their own businesses.

Mandie Stravino and Darren Wilson have been appointed as the East Midlands Chair and Vice-Chair of the UK's largest business group, taking over from Andy Cliffe, Former Managing Director at East Midlands Airport, in July 2018.

 

The Big Bang - Guest blog!

The Derby College Marketing team welcomed a work experience student for a week. Megan, 15, from The Ripley Academy looked to sample varioius elements of a career in Marketing and had the opportunity to attend The Big Bang which was held at The Roundhouse on Thursday 28th June. Here is an account of the day, in Megan's words! 

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Derby College Celebrates Peak Performers

More than 200 people gathered for the annual Derby College Peak Awards at the historic Roundhouse to celebrate the achievements of students across the organisation.

Awards were presented by representatives of local businesses who had sponsored individual awards. Two special prizes were awarded on the night – Student of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.

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Derby College Recognised As Autism Friendly

Derby College has become the first further education college in the East Midlands to be officially recognised by Autism East Midlands for its work to support students with Autism.

The College has developed a wide range of measures to support prospective and current students and to raise awareness of autism in the local community.

Staff and students at Derby College have helped restore the memorial garden at The 3aaa County Ground, dedicated to loyal supporters of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

They have revitalised the picturesque garden located on the boundary edge as part of the Employer Academy partnership between Derby College and Cricket Derbyshire, which provides work experience opportunities for Construction and Hospitality students and coaching for Sport students.

More than 100 pupils from schools across Derby and Derbyshire have graduated from vocational study programmes at Derby College.

Pupils were joined by more than 100 guests, including their families, teachers and head teachers from the schools for the Pre-16 graduation ceremony at Derby College's the Roundhouse campus in Pride Park to celebrate their success.

Students from The Bemrose School in Derby have taken part in an activity day to learn more about the careers available in Professional Construction from Surveying to Architecture and Civil Engineering.

The day was organised by the Professional Construction team at Derby College as part of the BRIDGE Project.

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