A group of Derby College students with their sights set on working in the travel and tourism industry have recently returned from Lapland where they gained valuable work experience at some of the area's top tourism venues.
The students are working towards their Level three Travel and Tourism and Aviation qualifications and joined the two-week trip to Kemi under the College's international study exchange programme funded by the European Union's Erasmus Plus programme.
East Midlands Airport has launched a unique partnership with Derby College to showcase the wide range of career opportunities available to students and create a talent pipeline of potential job candidates for the company. There are over 7000 people working with multiple employers across the East Midlands Airport site - making it a fascinating career choice for young job seekers.
Derby College is one of the few colleges in the UK to run Aviation Operations study programmes at the Roundhouse campus in Pride Park. The programmes are specifically geared towards progressing young people into careers in the growing industry. For full information on the course please visit our website.
Derby College has become the third FE college in the UK to offer a special Travel and Tourism course that includes a six-month paid internship in France with Eurocamp. The level three study programme will start this September and is available to young people who are aged 18 by March 2018.
Derby College has teamed up with the UK's leading specialist travel and event management company to introduce learners to the broader career opportunities available in the growing industry.
Capita Travel and Events, whose head office is in Wyvern Business Park, works with a wide range of business clients – handling their travel, accommodation and events' requirements both in the UK and abroad.
A student at Derby College has been selected to play for her native Latvian table tennis national team in the world championships in Kuala Lumpur next week.
Diana Rusinova (19) came to the UK from Latvia with her family in 2012 and is studying Travel and Tourism at Derby College's Roundhouse campus in Pride Park.