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.
At 16 the students will be helped by staff to apply to their choice of sixth form, college or apprenticeship, whether they choose to stay at the UTC or not.
For those that wish to go onto university, students will be supported by staff to complete their application forms, including writing their personal statement.
For those that wish to go onto an apprenticeship or straight into work, the staff will support their application and help prepare them for interviews. There is also a weekly drop-in for students to find out more about apprenticeships.
Working with employers
Teaching Engineering through our Employer Commissions is a vital part of our Education.
Students work with companies to:
- See the problem
- Design and build a solution
- Evaluate the design
- Present their findings to the company.
- This mirrors the process in industry
We are currently working with Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Bombardier, the Royal Navy, SNC Lavallin and Lubrizol on our commissions.
If you have any queries regarding work experience events and activities, please contact our Careers Lead.
Careers Lead – Miss Kerry Warburton
Tel: 01332 477400
Life after UTC Derby
UCAS for students https://www.ucas.com/students
Applying to University https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-to-university
Need help to find when a University has an open day? https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/open-days/search
Students who are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship after completing their studies with us, can access and apply for apprenticeship vacancies by visiting: www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
You can find specific opportunities here:
Other useful information
Labour Market Information (LMI) relating to our local area
The following links will be useful in providing further information
Derbyshire Economic Review June 2019 https://observatory.derbyshire.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/reports/documents/economic/QER.pdf
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 http://www.d2n2skills.co.uk/files/uploads/1491906512.pdf
Health and Social Care http://www.d2n2skills.co.uk/files/uploads/1491906525.pdf
Transport Equipment Manufacturing http://www.d2n2skills.co.uk/files/uploads/1491906573.pdf
Life Sciences http://www.d2n2skills.co.uk/files/uploads/1491906539.pdf