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.
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.
Students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus have played a vital role in the organisation of two recent events in the city and county.
Work created by mature learners at Derby College's Ilkeston campus is due to be exhibited at the DH Lawrence Birthplace museum in Eastwood.
Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP has welcomed the launch of a new Rail Employment and Skills Academy in the East Midlands.
Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley will be open to the public on Sunday September 25 where Horticulture students and lecturers will share their knowledge of how to grow a wide range of plants.
Derby College Dog Grooming apprentice Jessica Peggs (21) has scooped a top award in her first national competition. Jessica, from Eastwood, is a former Derby College student and is now completing a level three apprenticeship at the College's dog grooming salon at Broomfield Hall in Morley.