News - Derby College

Derby College's Animal Unit at Broomfield Hall in Morley will be raising the profile of conservation issues around the world and closer to home as part of its open day on Sunday April 22.

Students have prepared a number of displays to highlight work that they have completed during their study programmes such as the risk to ocean species from discarded plastics. They will also share the work they have done to rehabilitate and return hedgehogs to the wild as well as conservation work completed during previous study trips to South Africa.

Students from The Bemrose School in Derby have taken part in an activity day to learn more about the careers available in Professional Construction from Surveying to Architecture and Civil Engineering.

The day was organised by the Professional Construction team at Derby College as part of the BRIDGE Project.

Roundhouse Corporate Appoints New Sales Director

Roundhouse Corporate, the commercial division of the Derby College Group, has appointed Darren Jackson as Sales Director to drive forward the organisation's growth.

Darren joins Roundhouse Corporate with more than 12 years' B2B sales management experience across multiple sectors including software development and training. He will lead the Roundhouse Corporate sales operations – working with businesses across the UK to meet their apprenticeship and staff training requirements.

Nexperia Skills Academy Launch

Nexperia UK Ltd have launched a Manufacturing Lean Skills Academy for its workforce supported by an innovative apprenticeship recruitment programme.

The global company specialising in semiconductor components for the automotive industry is launching a training programme supported by a major recruitment for its Stockport plant – creating jobs for young people in the local area and developing its current 630-strong workforce.

Sky Recruitment Solutions in Derby and Ripley have joined Derby College's innovative Employer Academy programme to showcase the career opportunities available to students in the industry.

Six Business students based at the Roundhouse have joined the Sky Recruitment Solutions Academy, headed by Managing Director David Torrington.

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.

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.

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.

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