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A Derby College IT student involved in the organisation's innovative Employer Academy programme has secured an apprenticeship with the company that provided him and others with valuable work experience as part of their study programme.

Brandon Bariana (19) joined the RDS Global Technology Academy earlier this year – spending 15 weeks learning about the different career opportunities available in the IT Industry.

IT specialists RDS Global has joined Derby College's innovative Employer Academy programme to showcase the varied career opportunities available to students.

RDS Global, based in St James' Court, Derby, was established in 1997 and specialises in providing tailored network services, IT support, cloud, hardware and consultancy solutions for 4,000 users in 200 locations across the UK in a range of sectors including automotive retail, builders' merchants, care homes, hotel and hospitality and professional services.

Computing students at Derby College have devised proposals for a mobile app that would help raise the profile of Elvaston Castle and attract more visitors. Elvaston Castle successfully applied to be part of a community project run by graduate trainees at Rolls-Royce.

The visitor attraction was keen to know whether it would be feasible to create a mobile app as part of its marketing efforts and the graduates undertook a year-long study.

Derby College has teamed up with risual – Microsoft's leading UK partner – to launch a new IT apprenticeship qualification designed to address a growing shortage of digital skills in the workplace.

Derby College has teamed up with Microsoft’s UK Country Partner of The Year 2015, risual Limited, to open the East Midlands’ first risual Microsoft Academy. This will offer Microsoft qualifications for learners across the College, IT apprentices and employees at businesses across the region.

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 Derby College has teamed up with Microsoft’s UK Country Partner of The Year 2015, risual Limited, to open a new Academy for ICT learners in order to address a growing shortage of digital skills and bridge the gap between industry and education.

The new academy is set to open at the College's Joseph Wright Campus in Derby city centre on Tuesday November 3.

Derby College has expanded its Employer Academy programme by teaming up with a Derby web and software development company to boost IT students' skills.

iBox Security in Derby's Cathedral Quarter specialises in website and software development for a wide range of industry sectors and currently employs 11 people.

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