Category: People

Merrill Academy Students Join Barclays Life Skills Workshops

Staff from Barclays plc recently organised a range of workshops on key employability skills for students at Merrill Academy.

The company’s Life Skills programme has been devised to support young people into the world of work. Sessions included interview skills, CV writing and job search techniques.

FP McCann boosts apprenticeship links with Derby College

The country’s largest supplier and manufacturer of precast concrete solutions is broadening its skills base by taking on Derby College apprentices.

Rapidly expanding FP McCann employs around 120 people at its Weston Underwood site and has tripled in size since 2010. Currently it employs more than 1,300 staff at 12 sites in the UK and Northern Ireland. 

HR officer Claire May said FP McCann opened its Weston Underwood site three and a half years ago and quickly began forging links with Derby College. 

Clay Cross Heritage Gala seeks artisans & local producers

First Art have partnered with Clay Cross District Council and the Friends of Kenning Park to run a Heritage Gala event celebrating the people and the rich history. On show will be: Acts, comedy show, performances, art, vintage vehicles and much more.

The event will take place on Sunday 28th May in Kenning Park, Clay Cross 12pm-6pm. It’s a free for the public to attend event and we’d like to offer a range of artisan products, and hand crafted items for visitors to buy. 

Wirksworth Heritage Centre are seeking new Trustees

Wirksworth Heritage Centre is an independent heritage charity, based in Wirksworth, a town with a strong sense of community and an important history.
We are looking for 3 new Trustees to help take the centre into an exciting future over the next five years.
We are developing a new heritage centre building for Wirksworth, with a confirmed grant of £1.3Million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help us tell the story of Wirksworth through excellent visitor and community facilities, education programmes, events and exhibitions.

Arts Award Access Fund (England)

The next deadline for applications to the Arts Award Access Fund is the 3rd March 2017. Grants of £100 to £1500 are available to Arts Award centres in England that are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue. This can include:

  • Young people with a disability
  • Learning difficulties
  • Special educational needs; etc.

The aim of the grants is to enable Arts Award Centres to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Award work with these groups. The funding can be used for a range of activities, including:

An Opportunity from Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Derby is looking for one day community projects for teams of various sizes to undertake around Derby/Derbyshire.  Maybe your charity or local community group has just the right opportunity for their employees?  

Historically they have undertaken a good deal of conservation work but the teams are keen to explore any ideas you might have.

Rolls-Royce teams usually range from ten to forty people and can sometimes offer a budget to pay for materials and resources to help deliver the project.

Prince’s Trust Team In Line For National Award

Staff from Derby College and a group of local young people have reached the finals of the Prince’s Trust annual Celebrate Success awards which will be presented at the London Palladium on March 15 and hosted by television presenters Ant and Dec.

Paralympic Star Prepares For Ironman Challenge With HUUB Events

Paralympic, World and European swimming medallist Tim Reddish CBE, who is chair of the British Paralympic Association, has signed up for three local events organised by Derby-based HUUB Events in preparation for his bid to compete in his first Ironman competition.

Mr Reddish was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at the age of 31 and lost all useful sight seven years later.  He regained some artificial vision in 2013 when he underwent pioneering surgery to have an artificial retina inserted into his eye.


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