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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
Other useful information
Labour Market Information (LMI) relating to our local area
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).