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Roundhouse Corporate Appoints New Sales Director

Roundhouse Corporate, the commercial division of the Derby College Group, has appointed Darren Jackson as Sales Director to drive forward the organisation's growth.

Darren joins Roundhouse Corporate with more than 12 years' B2B sales management experience across multiple sectors including software development and training. He will lead the Roundhouse Corporate sales operations – working with businesses across the UK to meet their apprenticeship and staff training requirements.

Nexperia Skills Academy Launch

Nexperia UK Ltd have launched a Manufacturing Lean Skills Academy for its workforce supported by an innovative apprenticeship recruitment programme.

The global company specialising in semiconductor components for the automotive industry is launching a training programme supported by a major recruitment for its Stockport plant – creating jobs for young people in the local area and developing its current 630-strong workforce.

Merger Consultation Launched

Bilborough Sixth Form College and the Derby College Group (DCG) have launched a consultation programme to gain feedback and views on their potential merger which is earmarked for January 2019.

The intention is to merge Derby College and Bilborough Sixth Form College with the constituent colleges continuing to operate under their existing brands and local identities. This will improve the educational opportunities for the communities the colleges serve as well as securing a stronger financial future for the combined group.

Derby College celebrated International Women's Day with an event recognising the achievements of women at local and regional businesses focused on Science, Technology, Construction, Engineering and Maths and highlighting career opportunities available to young people.

Derby College Hosts PM Announcement

Derby College Group's historic Roundhouse campus, in the city, was chosen by the Prime Minister's Office to host the announcement of a major review into post-18 education.

The Prime Minister was joined by Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds who praised Derby College's work to prepare young people for the world of work.

Derby College Joins Innovative Partnership Scheme

Derby College has become the first Derbyshire organisation to join the Employer Supported Policing scheme in 2018. Under the scheme local employers support staff who want to volunteer with the police.

In joining, the College has expanded on its existing links with the local Force, with Public Services students' regularly gaining practical experience through supporting police training exercises.

Higher Education students at Derby College came under the spotlight at an awards ceremony at the Roundhouse to celebrate their success.

As well as certificates for completing their Higher Education study programmes at the College in Construction, Animal Management and Business, there were several special awards presented in recognition of students' personal achievements.

Apprenticeship Opportunities at Derby College

Derby College is also holding an information evening at the Roundhouse in Pride Park on Thursday March 15 between 5.30pm to 7.30pm to give young people and adults the opportunity register for a wide range of apprenticeships available now and in the coming months.

The College currently has around 50 apprenticeship opportunities available in a range of industries from Business Administration and Hospitality and Dental Nursing and Manufacturing.

Apprenticeships Address Current and Future Skills Gaps

The 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) will run from 5 to 9 March 2018 with employers, apprentices and providers from across England celebrating the success of apprenticeships to encourage others to choose this proven pathway to a great career.

Whilst the focus is traditionally on young people aged 16 and above entering the workplace through an apprenticeship programme, an increasing number of employers are recognising the value of upskilling their existing staff through apprenticeship training.

Merger Talks Commence

Bilborough Sixth Form College and the Derby College Group (DCG) have started initial discussions about a potential merger earmarked for January 2019. 

More than 300 people attended Derby College's first Academy Awards which were held at the Roundhouse.

The event celebrated the success, achievements and commitment of employers, staff and students who are involved in the College's innovative Employer Academies and Employment and Skills Boards.

Derby College Student Union President, Carl Anderson, has attended a reception at the House of Commons to celebrate the success of present and past further education college students.

Carl was highly commended in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Student of the Year Awards 2017 and attended the event with Derby College Inclusion and Support Co-ordinator Peter Benyon who nominated him for the award.

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