Advice for young people: education, employment and training
Who we are and what we do
Derby City Council provide a service to help young people to make positive decisions about their pathway options and supports them with practical activities such as applications, CVs and interview preparation.
We work with young people in Derby, who are over compulsory school age and under 19. We support them to participate in education or training and signpost to employment opportunities.
We also support young people aged 19 to 25 with a maintained Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
For more information about the services available view the Derby City Council and Derby Training Providers Network Services Guide.
Where are we based?
Advisers are based across the city with staff in the Early Help teams in Derby. Advisers hold a caseload and deliver information, advice, guidance and support. This can take place on a one-to-one basis or over the phone. Advisers also offer support with visits to educational establishments, including enrolments.
It is our statutory duty to track all relevant young people so that we can offer support where needed to ensure that they are all offered education, employment, or training opportunities within their chosen academic or vocational area.
We report to the Department for Education on the numbers of young people participating in education, employment and training in Derby as well as to identify any gaps in local provision.