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A trainee Quantity Surveyor who has recently completed an apprenticeship with Derby College has been hailed Apprentice of the Year in the Derbyshire Times Business Awards 2017.

Matthew Hitchcock (19) from West Hallam works for Keyclad in Heage which is part of the Bowmer & Kirkland Group.

Derby College is making significant in-roads in the recruitment of women and girls onto further education, apprenticeship, adult part time and higher education programmes.

In the last academic year (2016/2017) the College's Engineering Academy – based at its flagship Roundhouse technical campus and the purpose-built Ilkeston campus – included 92 female learners.

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 (HEGCE) Catalyst Fund and has been prompted by a Construction Skills Network report which has highlighted a growing skills shortage in the industry.

An Associate Director at Derby architectural firm Morrison Design has taken over the helm of Derby College's Professional Construction Employment & Skills Academy.

Architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon has become a member of Derby College's Employment and Skills Academy (ESA), which aims to nurture learners as they move from education to employment.

Design and Sustainability Manager at Bowmer and Kirkland, Rebecca Hartshorn, has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen.

Work to demolish two large gas-holders on Derby's Pride Park has been completed – and National Grid will soon put the site up for sale. Once a fundamental part of the city's gas network, the gas-holders have not been used since the turn of the millennium and have been dismantled to make way for regeneration of the site. At 12.8 and 11.2 metres high, their removal will change the city skyline and provide much-needed space for development.

Many of our learners are accomplishing great things whilst studying with us and we want to share their achievements with you. Be inspired by the success of our learners. See how their dedication to learning and our high-quality teaching is helping them on their way to rewarding careers.

Derby College has launched the risual Autodesk Academy at the Roundhouse to upskill teachers and learners in the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology software.

Maddie Kirkman is doing on-the-job training at GF Tomlinson of Little Eaton, as well as completing a two-year Level 3 Advanced BTEC Diploma in Professional Construction at Derby College. Maddie is helping to fly the flag for women in the construction industry.

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