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.

Read the latest Careers Newsletter!

January 2021

February 2021

UTC Information

Provider Access Policy

UTC DPP Careers Strategy

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


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.

An interactive guide for students to apprenticeships

A parent’s guide to apprenticeships

Subject Specific: Maths

Subject Specific: Science

Subject Specific: Geography

Subject Specific: ICT

Other useful information

The future of Skills – What skills we need for tomorrow

Careers Derby YouTube Channel 

Student Loan Mythbusting

Labour Market Information (LMI) relating to our local area




Derbyshire Dales

Amber Valley


High Peak

North East Derbyshire

South Derbyshire

D2N2 Escalators

The D2N2 Escalators are a resource that have been devised by employers and young people. They provide an overview of the sector, the various job opportunities available and the routes to access them (employed, vocational and educational).


Food and Drink Manufacturing

Health and Social Care

Transport Equipment Manufacturing

Health and Life Sciences