The Leicestershire manufacturing plant of Caterpillar's Building Construction Products Division in Desford has re-launched its pioneering apprenticeship programme with Derby College.
The programme will offer up to 140 young people per year for the next three years with the opportunity to kick-start their future careers.
Derby College is holding an open day for students of all ages who are interested in boosting their job prospects in land-based and leisure careers.
The event at Broomfield Hall in Morley is on Wednesday October 17. Visitors need to arrive by 9am and the open day is due to finish by 5pm.
Visitors to Derby College’s Broomfield Hall on Sunday September 23 will have the chance to tour the Victorian gardens that inspired local volunteers to clinch a Silver medal at this summer RHS Chatsworth Flower Show.
The gardens, including the long border which created the blueprint for the award-winning show entry, will be open between 10am and 4pm as part of the National Garden Scheme Open Day. Entry is £3 for adults and free for under 16-year-olds.
Derby College Group has appointed Liza-Jo Guyatt as Executive Head of The Roundhouse and of Ilkeston College.
Ms Guyatt joins Derby College Group from Walsall Adult and Community College where she was Vice Principal.
As many school pupils celebrate their successes in GCSE examinations today (Thursday August 23), Derby College is also applauding the successes of their students who have undertaken resits in GCSE English and Maths, enabling them to progress in their study and career plans.
Derby College offers GCSE Maths and English programmes at its campuses to support young people who have not previously achieved the required Grade 4 (formerly grade C) in these core subjects upon leaving school. This year saw 1,800 16-19 year olds sitting GCSE Maths and/or English and of those, around 50% were successful in improving their grades.
Derby College has been awarded the top accreditation for the fourth time in recognition of its consistent quality in providing careers, employability and enterprise advice and guidance for students at its campuses in Derby, Ilkeston and Morley.
The College was visited earlier this summer by Career Mark, the licensed awarding body, who assessed how students were supported with planning the next stage of their lives – whether that be higher education, apprenticeships, employment or starting their own businesses.
Derby College is celebrating an increase in the A-level pass rate and in the number of students achieving higher grades A* to B. A record 32% of A level students at the college's Joseph Wright Centre gained the higher grades and the overall pass rate was just over 97% - up 1% on last year. Points per entry has also increased to 29.5 compared with 27.5 last year.
Mandie Stravino and Darren Wilson have been appointed as the East Midlands Chair and Vice-Chair of the UK's largest business group, taking over from Andy Cliffe, Former Managing Director at East Midlands Airport, in July 2018.
Around 50 Public Services students from Derby College's Broomfield Hall joined a host of other organisations and Derby City Council to give the city centre a deep clean and face lift.
The students were involved in a wide range of activities including litter picking, painting street furniture and jet washing pavements.
A Derby College IT student involved in the organisation's innovative Employer Academy programme has secured an apprenticeship with the company that provided him and others with valuable work experience as part of their study programme.
Brandon Bariana (19) joined the RDS Global Technology Academy earlier this year – spending 15 weeks learning about the different career opportunities available in the IT Industry.
Students at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre have created an exhibition at Sudbury Hall to celebrate the lives and achievements of women associated with the 17th century National Trust country house.
Art & Design, Games Development and Music students have created a number of different pieces from paintings and sculptures to audio and 3D animations which have been placed around the hall for visitors to explore.
The Derby College Marketing team welcomed a work experience student for a week. Megan, 15, from The Ripley Academy looked to sample varioius elements of a career in Marketing and had the opportunity to attend The Big Bang which was held at The Roundhouse on Thursday 28th June. Here is an account of the day, in Megan's words!