Work experience turns into job offer for DCG student – FE News

A student at Derby College Group Broomfield Hall made such a good impression during his internship that he has already landed a full-time job with the company.

Jose Malanga (18) from Derby has completed an internship with SR Coaching in the Level Three Sport and Exercise Science curriculum to gain valuable industry experience.

He took every opportunity available during the internship – taking on additional responsibilities in practice sessions and gaining Dodgeball-specific skills.

Company owner Raj Singh set up RS Coaching six years ago and has eight staff who run a wide range of children’s clubs and coaching sessions in Heanor, Belper and Derby, holiday clubs in different venues and sports sessions for students from 12 different local primary schools.

He explained: “We are a growing company and I am delighted to have Jose join us as soon as he finishes his studies at the start of the summer.

“He really impressed us with his work ethic, attitude and coaching skills. He went the extra mile from day one and proved to be a real asset to the team.

Jose came to the UK from Portugal when he was 16 and enrolled at the College after completing his GCSEs.

He said: “I am very excited to join RS Coaching as I have always wanted to pursue a career in coaching and working with young people.

“I appreciate this being a great opportunity and it’s good to know what my next step will be as I finish college.”

DCG Team Leader Nick Ramsden concluded: “This is the perfect outcome for Jose and for many of our other students who recognize that the work experience is not only good for their CV, but also an opportunity to shine and potentially find a job even before finishing university. .

“From the employer’s point of view, offering work experience to students gives them the chance to see if the young person is a good fit for their company and the opportunity to make them their future employees.

For more information on RS Coaching, visit and for more information on all the degree programs available at Derby College and work experience opportunities, visit

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