News - Derby College

School Pupils Explore Rail Careers

Students who are members of the Engineering Rail Skills Academy at Derby College recently attended and helped facilitate activities for school pupils at the iRail 2018 East Midlands event at Derby Conference Centre.

The Skills Academy is part of an innovative programme involving Rail Forum East Midlands' member companies and Derby College to raise the profile of the range of careers available to young people across the industry.

Derby College Students Complete School Outdoor Project

Horticulture and Arboriculture students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall in Morley have brought an outdoor area at Cotmanhay Junior School back to life for the benefit of local children.

The students have surveyed and cleared the overgrown area behind the schools and created a woodland walk to an outdoor reading and study area as well as creating a series of willow sculptures.

IT specialists RDS Global has joined Derby College's innovative Employer Academy programme to showcase the varied career opportunities available to students.

RDS Global, based in St James' Court, Derby, was established in 1997 and specialises in providing tailored network services, IT support, cloud, hardware and consultancy solutions for 4,000 users in 200 locations across the UK in a range of sectors including automotive retail, builders' merchants, care homes, hotel and hospitality and professional services.

School Pupils Complete Construction Skills Challenges

Pupils from local schools competed in three different construction skills challenges organised by staff at Derby College.

Pupils from Merrill Academy, Murray Park Community School, Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy, John Flamsteed Community School, and The Royal School for the Deaf Derby, competed in Brickwork, Painting and Decorating and Plastering challenges.

Derby College Apprentice Gains Regional Recognition

An Engineering apprentice at Derby College has been recognised by East Midlands Chamber in their annual Enterprising Women awards.

Amber Nicholson (22) from Chaddesden is an apprentice with AESSEAL in Derby which is part of a global company specialising in mechanical seals and support systems.
Amber was nominated for the award by AESSEAL General Manager Andy Stoney (pictured with Amber).

Merger Consultation Launched

Bilborough Sixth Form College and the Derby College Group (DCG) have launched a consultation programme to gain feedback and views on their potential merger which is earmarked for January 2019.

The intention is to merge Derby College and Bilborough Sixth Form College with the constituent colleges continuing to operate under their existing brands and local identities. This will improve the educational opportunities for the communities the colleges serve as well as securing a stronger financial future for the combined group.

Protected Services students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus recently visited the UK's leading security exhibition at London's Olympia as part of their enrichment programme with Wilson James - a national leader in security solutions.

The students are members of Wilson James Security Academy and are benefiting from work experience and workplace visits to gain a greater understanding about the career opportunities available in the security industry.

Students take part in trailblazing cycle project

A unique and innovative cycle maintenance project managed by Cycle Derby, and delivered by Bike Back Derby was launched yesterday (9th March) at Derby College.

Over the next 18 months, 135 Derby College Motor Vehicle students will take part in a six week enrichment project designed to provide the knowledge and skills to maintain and build a bike.

Derby College celebrated International Women's Day with an event recognising the achievements of women at local and regional businesses focused on Science, Technology, Construction, Engineering and Maths and highlighting career opportunities available to young people.

Mature students at Derby College's Ilkeston campus have raised more than £600 for Treetops Hospice in Risley. The students ran a tombola stand at the College and organised a raffle for a signed Derby County football shirt.

Derby College Hosts PM Announcement

Derby College Group's historic Roundhouse campus, in the city, was chosen by the Prime Minister's Office to host the announcement of a major review into post-18 education.

The Prime Minister was joined by Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds who praised Derby College's work to prepare young people for the world of work.

Derby College Joins Innovative Partnership Scheme

Derby College has become the first Derbyshire organisation to join the Employer Supported Policing scheme in 2018. Under the scheme local employers support staff who want to volunteer with the police.

In joining, the College has expanded on its existing links with the local Force, with Public Services students' regularly gaining practical experience through supporting police training exercises.

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