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Derby College BLOODHOUND Business Date


Local businesses are invited to an event celebrating National Apprenticeship Week at Derby College.

Derby, United Kingdom, January 27, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Local businesses are invited to an event celebrating National Apprenticeship Week at Derby College.

Derby College is marking Apprenticeship Week with a visit from the team behind the UK's latest World Land Speed Record.

The full-size BLOODHOUND SSC (Super Sonic Car) show car will visit make its first visit to the East Midlands and take centre stage in The Roundhouse.

On Wednesday 9th February, local businesses will be invited to a breakfast meeting, featuring a presentation from Wing Commander Andy Green, RAF fighter pilot, current holder of the World Land Speed Record and BLOODHOUND SSC driver.

Derby College Principal David Croll explained: "It is very appropriate that the BLOODHOUND SSC full size show car will make its first visit to the East Midlands and be installed in The Roundhouse which was at the heart of railway engineering and innovation in the 19th century.

"For our students and particularly the apprentices who will be coming to College to find out more about the future opportunities, it will showcase the wide range of skills that have been involved in building this incredible car and hopefully illustrate to them that they can achieve anything that they put their minds to."

The BLOODHOUND Project is sponsored by Nottingham-based, Protocol National, the largest provider of outsourced recruitment solutions to the FE Sector.

Protocol National Business Development Manager David Beynon said: "The BLOODHOUND SSC show car has been greeted with amazement and excitement wherever it has visited.

"We are delighted that it will form the basis of National Apprenticeship Week celebrations at Derby College to engage learners and inspire a generation to pursue the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics on its first visit to the East Midlands region."

To book a place at the business breakfast, please email lara.knifton@derby-college.ac.uk

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Media enquiries: Sarah Jenkin-Jones, PR Officer, Derby College, Tel: 07951 945 665; sarah.jenkin-jones@derby-college.ac.uk
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