Advice for young people - Connexions
Who we are and what we do
Connexions provides guidance 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 Connexions and the services they offer view the Connexions and Derby Training Providers Network Services Guide.
Where are we based?
Connexions advisers are based across the city with staff in each of the Early Help Teams in Derby.
We deliver our services over the phone or on a one-to-one basis. We 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.
For further advice or to request an appointment with a Connexions adviser; Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; please telephone 01332 643915 or email Connexions@derby.gov.uk.