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Derby College has further expanded its relationship with Derbyshire County Cricket Club with the launch of a third Employer Academy to better prepare young people for the world of work.

There are already two well-established Cricket Derbyshire Employer Academies – focusing on Sport and Catering and Hospitality.

College Open as Normal Monday 11th December

College open as Normal Monday 11th December. If you travel to College by bus or train please check the service is still running.

Working in an award-winning traditional village pub and restaurant is the dream start to a career in hospitality for former Derby College higher education student Jack Bowler.

Jack, who is employed at The Boot – a 17th century coaching inn in historic Repton – is the first student to have benefited from the college's new partnership with Bespoke Inns.

World Skills Triumph For Derby College Students

Derby College students have been flying the flag for vocational careers at the Skills Show at Birmingham's NEC – the UK's largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event.

Firstly mature student Haralds Jonans (37) clinched the silver medal in the senior Plastering competition. Haralds, from Chaddesden, came to the UK from Latvia seven years ago and is one of more than 20 deaf learners who attend Derby College – supported by signers in the workshop and in lessons.

He completed an intricate Plastering challenge over the three day competition and narrowly missed out on winning the gold medal.

Partnership Project Tackles Skills Shortages

Derby College has teamed up with colleagues at Gateshead College to launch a research project into the skills shortages and limited engagement in Construction degree courses.

The BRIDGE project has been supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund and has been prompted by a Construction Skills Network report which has highlighted a growing skills shortage in the industry.

An extravaganza of boxing, mixed martial arts and ballroom dancing held at our Roundhouse Campus has helped to smash a £10million fundraising milestone.

Over a hundred beginner boxers, fighters and dancers competed across the weekend in front of a packed out Roundhouse, jiving, punching and grappling their way to victory.

Derby College Students Share Stay Safe Messages

A group of Derby College students have helped to organise a conference for their peers to share important messages about staying safe.

The group of students on the Level 3 Protective Services study programme, based at Broomfield Hall, have been working with Derbyshire police as ambassadors for Project Zao – an initiative to raise awareness amongst young people of the dangers of carrying a knife.

A world-leading automotive manufacturing supplier in Measham has launched an apprenticeship recruitment drive to take on and train 60 young people over the coming months.

Plastic Omnium in Westminster Industrial Estate designs and supplies bodywork components such as bumpers and tailgates for the world's automobile manufacturers and is part of the international Plastic Omnium group which operates in 30 countries.

A group of Derby College students have raised more than £440 to help buy new sensory play equipment for a charity that supports the families of children with special needs.

Tegan's Butterflies in Paradise was set up last year by a group of local parents who themselves have children with special needs. It is named after Tegan Treece who had Down Syndrome and died in 2011 aged three and a half and whose mum Mel is vice-chair of the group.

Entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi OBE has hosted an event Derby College's Roundhouse Campus to launch the new phase of the Breakfast Club project.

The scheme, to offer funded breakfast's through local business to children across Derby city schools, is a collaborative project between Derby City Council, leading City entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi OBE, Aaron Thalmann, Mike and Dana Copestake, Derby County Football Community Trust and HIS Church.

National Date For Derby College Student

A mature student at Derby College has reached the National Finals of the Skillbuild Competition which will be held at Birmingham's NEC in November (16 – 18).

Haralds Jonans (37) from Chaddesden is originally from Latvia. He is one of more than 20 deaf learners who attend Derby College – supported by signers in the workshop and in lessons.

Current Derby College Student Union President, Carl Anderson has been highly commended in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Student of the Year Awards 2017.

Carl (18) studied ICT at the College and, having held the positions of student ambassador, vice-president of the Student Union at The Roundhouse site and Inclusion Champion, is now employed as President of the Derby College Student Union, voted for by his fellow students.

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