News - Derby College

Former Derby College Learners Branch Out Into Business

Two former mature learners from Derby College have joined forces to set up their own business – using the arboriculture skills they learnt at Broomfield Hall land-based industries campus in Morley.

An Associate Director at Derby architectural firm Morrison Design has taken over the helm of Derby College's Professional Construction Employment & Skills Academy.

Derby College Equine student Phoebe Kent is gearing up to climb aboard a saddle of a different kind and swap horse riding for The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

Derby College has teamed up with risual – Microsoft's leading UK partner – to launch a new IT apprenticeship qualification designed to address a growing shortage of digital skills in the workplace.

Jordan Gears Up For National Skills Competition

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

Architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon has become a member of Derby College's Employment and Skills Academy (ESA), which aims to nurture learners as they move from education to employment.

Derby College Hosts Bank of England Briefing

Derby College recently hosted a presentation and question and answer session with Dr Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor at the Bank of England for monetary policy.

British Empire Medal for Rebecca Hartshorn

Design and Sustainability Manager at Bowmer and Kirkland, Rebecca Hartshorn, has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen.

Bristol Street Motors Renault Derby has invested in its future workforce after hiring Derby College Motor Vehicle learner Jordan Coles as an Apprentice Technician. Jordan impressed bosses at the Sir Frank Whittle Road dealership during his work placement from Derby College and was subsequently offered a full-time technician apprenticeship.

Derby College Students Harvest Hallowe’en Crop

Agricultural learners at Derby College's Broomfield Hall have harvested a bumper crop of pumpkins in time for Hallowe'en.

Work to demolish two large gas-holders on Derby's Pride Park has been completed – and National Grid will soon put the site up for sale. Once a fundamental part of the city's gas network, the gas-holders have not been used since the turn of the millennium and have been dismantled to make way for regeneration of the site. At 12.8 and 11.2 metres high, their removal will change the city skyline and provide much-needed space for development.

A mature plastering learner at Derby College has been awarded a £1,000 bursary from construction company Bowmer & Kirkland to support his future studies.

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