Derby North MP Amanda Solloway has praised an initiative to boost young people's job opportunities and meet the recruitment needs of local employers. 

 A former Construction apprentice at Derby College will take part in a national skills competition next week with his sights set on qualifying for the UK team.

Zack Lysaczenko from Chellaston won a place in the three-day UK Skillbuild final at Birmingham’s NEC National Skills Show (Thursday November 19 to 21) after representing Derby College in the regional competition earlier this year.

Television star Nick Knowles has visited Construction learnerss at the Hodgkinson Brickwork Academy at Derby College's Ilkeston campus to thank them for their involvement in the recent BBC DIY SOS Big Build project.

The Hodgkinson Brickwork Academy at Derby College will be officially launched at the Ilkeston campus in Pimlico, Ilkeston, on Thursday May 21 with an information day for potential applicants.

Former bricklayer and a member of the first Big Brother series Craig Phillips will be at the campus between 2pm and 5pm - meeting the young people and lending his support for the Academy.

 

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