Derby College Group (DCG) has teamed up with Autotech Academy to help newly qualified students into their first employment in the automotive industry through paid internships.

Pioneering graduates from a new East Midlands Institute of Technology (IoT) would lead the UK’s green and digital revolution and form the beating heart of the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

Long-established family business Birds Bakery is looking to the future by training new apprentices in baking, logistics and maintenance.

Three local colleges have joined forces to raise awareness of the options available to study a university-level course close to home with the flexibility of fitting studies around their work and family commitments.

After a tense week of uncertainty, Derby College Group A level student Sukhbir Singh (18) from Peartree in Derby has received official confirmation that he has secured a place at the University of Cambridge to study Engineering.

Representatives from a wide range of companies organised hands on activities for female students from Derby College Group and city secondary schools to raise awareness of the career opportunities available in science, digital technology, engineering and construction.

Following the announcement by Skills Minister Anne Milton, the Collab Group of colleges is delighted to have secured funding as part of the Governments Flexible Learning Fund to deliver an innovative "Digital Engineering Academy."

Former Derby College Engineering student Melissa Chimutanda has won a £1,000 bursary from a leading industry body to support her future studies.

Melissa (21) is now studying Mechanical Engineering at Leicester De Montfort University and applied for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Engineering Horizons Bursary which includes membership of the professional body.

Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP has welcomed the launch of a new Rail Employment and Skills Academy in the East Midlands.

Engineering learners at Derby College have produced the medals that will be sported by competitors in this year's Jenson Button Trust Triathlon – one of the final tasks in their year-long programme with Derby advanced composites manufacturing business epm:technology.

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