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Derbyshire Skills Festival

The Derbyshire skills festival is the largest careers information and guidance event for young people in Derbyshire.

Alex Dale at Derbyshire skills festival

This free event is aimed at students aged 13 to 19, particularly those in year 11 who are considering their options.

This year the events are being held at:

  • Proact Stadium, 1866 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 8NZ on Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Derby Arena, Royal Way, Derby, DE24 8JB on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September 2019

Opening times are from 1:30pm to 7:30pm (last admission 6:45pm).

Derbyshire Skills Festival is organised by ourselves and supported by Derby City Council.

It's an exciting opportunity for young people leaving school or college, looking for an apprenticeship or a job with training, to get all the information and guidance they need under one roof.

Visitors will be able to take part in have-a-go sessions to test their skills and give them an insight into what different careers might be like.

There will be sessions for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Organisations interested in having a stand at one or more of the venues should email: or tel: 01629 536545.