Derby-born screenwriter Lucinda Coxon recently met with Derby College Creative Media students at the Joseph Wright Centre to talk about her career as an award-winning writer for film, television, and stage. Ms Coxon’s feature screenplays include the Oscar winning The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, Wild Target, starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, and Rupert Grint; and The Heart of Me, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, and Paul Bettany.
A Derby recruitment consultancy has grown his business with the appointment of a digital marketing apprentice – further strengthening its working links with Derby College. Sky Recruitment Solutions, based at Riverside Chambers in the Cathedral Quarter, has appointed Max Pitt (18) from Duffield through the College's apprenticeship recruitment and training programme.
Personal trainer Jess Guest is the latest young person to land her ideal job thanks to a sports and leisure apprenticeship with Derbyshire Dales District Council. Jess, who is 18 and from Morton, now works full-time at Arc Leisure in Matlock after studying via Derby College while gaining valuable on-site work experience.
Derby College is expanding the range of work experience and potential job and apprenticeship opportunities for Construction learners in partnership with even more local employers. The College is partnering Bell Group to launch an Employer Academy focusing on painting and decorating skills.
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.
Derby College's pre-school nursery based at the Broomfield Hall campus in Morley has been rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted inspectors in all areas of its work.
The inspection, which took place in November, looked at four key areas – effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for children – all of which were judged as 'Outstanding'.
Derby College is holding two special sessions which are designed to support young people into apprenticeships and the world of work.
As part of information evenings at the Roundhouse campus in Pride Park – Apprenticeship Ready sessions will be held on January 26 and then March 14, both between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.
Rail companies from across the East Midlands will be highlighting the wide range of career opportunities available in the industry at Derby College's Roundhouse campus in Pride Park on Thursday January 26. Representatives from companies who are members of the Rail Forum East Midlands will meet existing Derby College Engineering students during the day and then young people looking at their post-16 options at an information evening between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.
As part of its commitment to improving security and protecting the lives of law enforcement and military operatives, SafeGuard Clothing recently struck a partnership with Derby College. The renowned body armour and safety equipment brand has donated a bullet proof vest for use in our Public Services course to enable students can to gain a better understanding of the working mechanics behind the design and structure.
Art & Design learners at Derby College's Joseph Wright campus in the Cathedral Quarter created a wide range of two and three dimensional decorations to help bring Derby Market Hall's Winter Wonderland to life.
Derby College is holding a special advice and guidance evening for local young people and adults looking to make a fresh start in their education this New Year.