Careers Information

The curriculum at UTC Derby Pride Park is centred around high quality careers and employment. Students benefit from employer projects and significant contact with employers.

Throughout their time at the UTC, students will be helped to understand their chosen pathway and will be supported by staff to apply for their choice of sixth form, college apprenticeship or University.

No matter which pathway students choose, they will be supported in aspects, such as completing application forms, preparing for assessment centres, and completing personal statements.

If you have any queries or would like further details, please contact Miss Kerry Warburton, Careers Lead:

E-mail or call 01332 477400.

How careers is assessed:  We assess against the Gatsby Benchmarks using the Compass Audit Toolkit.

Working with employers

Within our two specialist subjects: Engineering and Health and Life Sciences, teaching through Employer Commissions is a vital part of our education.

When students work with employers and external agencies they can focus on aspects such as:

  • Visualising a given problem/brief
  • Designing and building solutions
  • Evaluating outcomes
  • Presenting findings – both written and verbal
  • Mirroring of processes used in industry

Life after UTC Derby: Learning about different Careers

Get the Jump: explore your education and training choices | National Careers Service

Find your perfect role in the creative industries – Creative Careers (

Careers – BBC Bitesize

Careerpilot : Jobs by job sector

Explore careers – icould

Home – Skills for Care

Step into the NHS | help young people discover NHS careers


UCAS for students? Click here.

Applying to University? Click here.

Need help to find when a University has an open day? Click here.


Students who are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship after completing their studies with us, can access and apply for apprenticeship vacancies here.

Higher and Degree Vacancy Listing for 2023

Useful Links

An interactive guide for students to apprenticeships

A parent’s guide to apprenticeships

Resources for parents and guardians (

Apprenticeships, Graduate Schemes & Jobs – Careermap

Apprentice jobs & Degree Apprenticeships |

Higher Apprenticeships – The Apprenticeship Guide

Useful Documents

Other useful information

Useful Links

The future of Skills – What skills we need for tomorrow

Careers Derby YouTube Channel

Student Loan Mythbusting

Useful Documents

Labour Market Information (LMI)

Careerometer: Careerometer on icanbea…

This Career-o-meter can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations and help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Interactive Maps and Charts: Derbyshire Observatory – Employment

Economy and Employment Reports: Derbyshire Observatory – Employment

D2N2 Labour Market Intelligence: Labour Market Intelligence | Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire | D2N2 (

Nomis – Official Census and Labour Market Statistics: Nomis – Official Census and Labour Market Statistics (