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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.