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Meet the team - Derek

Derek Gallacher, Employability Skills Tutor

DerekWhen it comes to credentials, Derek has a few - a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, PhD in Chemistry and Physics, and a PGDE in Science.

Before joining D&A College he was involved in developing others both in the private sector and in Higher Education, then taught Chemistry and Science in Secondary Education.

But it’s not just qualifications that make Derek successful as an employability skills tutor. Over the years he has used his experience to develop self-marketing strategies in relation to employability and personal development, ensuring learners remain engaged and supported. He has also delivered presentations to a wide variety of audiences – from students to CEOs.

“I’m a champion of the Careers Management Skills working group within the college and I’m committed to developing more effective and innovative approaches in areas such as online self-directed study, CVs, application forms and preparing for interviews.”