New Employer Academy for Derby College

A new Employer Academy, created for the travel and events sector, has been unveiled by Bondholder Derby College

Learners based at Derby College's Roundhouse campus, will be supported by Capita Travel and Events with expert lectures, special projects and work experience placements over the coming months.

April Hayhurst, Derby College’s Deputy Principal – Employer and Economic Affairs, said “The Travel and Tourism Academy at the Roundhouse operates very high standards.  They have excellent success rates and learners progress into a wide range of careers.

“The Academy will now really help to broaden the young people’s horizons and open their eyes to the wider career opportunities available in this growing industry.

“The work placements will particularly help them with their course work and develop their communication skills – showing them the attitudes and behaviour that is required in the workplace which is something that employers tell us that they want to see in their new recruits.

“This is the first Employer Academy which is focused on the travel and events industry and we look forward to further developing the relationship with this prestigious and successful company.”