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Be inspired by the success of our learners. See how their dedication to learning and our high-quality teaching has helped them on their way to rewarding careers.
Derby College has a significant impact on many individuals, businesses and the wider community. We are committed to producing a talent pool equipped with the right skills and attitudes to meet the needs of employers. We are proud of our contribution to economic growth and social prosperity.
By guiding people onto learning pathways that lead to positive destinations, we encourage progress and aspirational outcomes.
Many of our learners have gone on to achieve great things since leaving the College and we want to share their inspirational success stories with you.
Travel student Tayla embarks on exciting journey with TUI
Real-life challenges prepare Derby College student barbers for the salon
Bethany lands teaching assistant role at first attempt
Hair and beauty salon’s future is looking good for Marissa
Former salon Saturday girl Danielle becomes hair
Brad is first pick for pro footballers after barbering apprenticeship
New qualification is “massive help” for assessor Aimee
“Brilliant” courses propel George towards a woodlands career
Nathanael branches out to manage tree surgery business
Joinery apprentice Sean says College and work are a perfect
Apprentice plumber Emily says girl numbers in trades ‘getting better’
Politics high-flier James votes for Derby College
Admin team leader Nicole says Derby College ‘put me on my feet’
Derby College “really good” for mortgages administrator Alison
Top level garden designer Steve thanks Derby College for 'joining the dots'
Stuart shelves the bookshop for a high level gardening career
Elizabeth takes big steps in small animal teaching
New career as Teaching Assistant on menu for former Chef Charmaine
Bespoke Inns experience leads to ideal job for hospitality student Jack
Diploma reminds teaching assistant Laura of her love of learning