Derbyshire's largest careers event is heading to Chesterfield

4 September 2017

There is just over a week to go until Chesterfield hosts this year's Derbyshire Skills Festival − the county's largest careers event.

The event is organised by us and Derby City Council and is aimed at students aged 15 to 19, including those in year 11 who are considering their options after school.

This year it is being held at:

  • Queen's Park Sports Centre, Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield, S40 2ND on Thursday 14 September 2017
  • The Roundhouse, Derby College, Roundhouse Road, Derby, DE24 8JE on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September 2017.

The events are free and will open from 3.30pm to 8pm.

More than 30 employers, colleges, training providers and voluntary organisations will be at the events offering the support and guidance needed to help make future career choices − all under one roof.

There will also be 'have-a-go' activities for young people to test their skills and get first-hand experience of engineering, media and hair and beauty.

Our Cabinet Member for Young People Councillor Alex Dale said:

"There is going to be a fantastic range of education and training providers for young people to talk to at this year's Derbyshire Skills Festival.

"Deciding which career to take is one of the biggest decisions a young person will make so it's important that they look at every option that's available to them and the festival is the perfect place to do this.

"The event is being held at two venues this year in Chesterfield and Derby."

There will also be sessions for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and young people who are not in education, employment or training will also be invited.

Find out more about this year's Derbyshire Skills Festival.