National construction business The Horbury Group is so impressed with the quality of Derby College's plastering apprenticeship course that it wants to take on more trade apprentices via the college this year. The Rotherham-based company recruited Derbyshire plastering apprentice Brad Peters last July and now has plans to extend further similar opportunities to four more Derby College Apprentices in 2017.
Derby College is expanding the range of work experience and potential job and apprenticeship opportunities for Construction learners in partnership with even more local employers. The College is partnering Bell Group to launch an Employer Academy focusing on painting and decorating skills.
A mature plastering learner at Derby College has been awarded a £1,000 bursary from construction company Bowmer & Kirkland to support his future studies.