Healthcare professionals of the future invited to UTC Derby Pride Park open event

Thursday 26th November 2020

Healthcare professionals of the future invited to UTC Derby Pride Park open event

UTC Derby Pride Park is inviting young people interested in healthcare careers to a virtual open event.

The UTC, on Locomotive Way, Pride Park, Derby, is a technical school for 13 to 19-year-olds that specialises in engineering and health and life sciences.

Earlier this academic year, the UTC launched a new programme, backed by the region’s top healthcare employers, to train the next generation of healthcare professionals.

The Derbyshire Health and Life Sciences Academy opened at the UTC in September 2020 and equips students with the skills for careers in health, life sciences, wellbeing and social care.

Backed by the University of Derby, the initiative is run in partnership with Joined Up Care Derbyshire, which comprises health and social care employers in the region.

The employers include Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust and University Hospitals of Derby, Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council.

Nick Crew, Executive Principal, UTC Derby Pride Park, said: “Our new technical specialism is an important addition to our curriculum offer given the urgent need for more highly skilled young people in the health and life sciences professions in the East Midlands.”

Young people, and parents and carers, are invited to find out more by attending a virtual open event on Monday, November 30th from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

Guests will hear from East Midlands employers, UTC staff and alumni, and learn about the variety of jobs that healthcare providers offer in the region and the new specialism and qualifications.

To book your place, visit