Derby City Council are delivering another fantastic event enabling people to move into new employment.

The Diversity In2 Engineering Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair returns to Derby, Pride Park, on 14 February 2024 offering a range of engineering and manufacturing related apprenticeship and job opportunities.

There will be over 25 employers on the day, each will have an interactive stand allowing you to learn more about the company, about a career in engineering and help you understand the job and apprenticeship opportunities they have on offer.

Attending employers include Rolls Royce, The Royal Navy, JCB, Severn Trent, EON, East Midlands Railway, Expleo, Trent Barton, Loram, Motus Commercials and many more.

As well as employer stands, there will also be two workshops on offer to widen your understanding and keep you informed of opportunities. Workshops topics include Green and Future Engineering and Demystifying Apprenticeships. Severn Trent are also running and employability support area, to help you apply for jobs or Apprenticeships at the Fair and get you application and CV ready.

The event will help attendees understand opportunities available in engineering, construction and advance manufacturing and equip you with the skills and knowledge to ensure you are well-informed to succeed. Last year the event attracted over 600 attendees and we’re hoping this event will be bigger and better than before.

The event is being delivered by Derby Jobs (Derby City Councils recruitment support service) in partnership with D2N2 Careers Hub, SEGRO and Severn Trent.

Jade Pearson, New Talent Lead at Severn Trent, said:

We're thrilled to be able to support such a fantastic event that will help support more people into employment, connecting people with local opportunities.  

As a major employer in Derby, we're looking forward to sharing the current jobs we have available, as well as showcasing our varied apprenticeship opportunities, as we have over 100 apprenticeship opportunities available this year! "We're excited to be joining other fantastic employers on the day, coming together to inspire and support individuals looking for a career in engineering and showing them what's available."

Lana Jay, Strategic Careers Hub Lead at D2N2, said:

The D2N2 Careers Hub are proud to be supporting Derby City Council at the Diversity In2 Engineering Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair. The Careers Hub is working with the City Council to reach students and young people considering early career opportunities offered by local employers.

The Careers Hub have worked with The Early Talent Consultancy to create a ‘Demystifying Apprenticeships’ workshop that will share advice and guidance surrounding how to secure an apprenticeship opportunity in engineering, construction and advance manufacturing sectors. The Careers Hub is keen to continue our partnership with Derby City Council to continue to address skills gaps in the area”.

Dan Holford, Head of National Markets at SEGRO, said:

Being a force for societal good is at the heart of what we do and reinforces our Responsible SEGRO commitment to Invest in local communities. We’re proud to support this event and would like to encourage local businesses in Derby to get involved and showcase the benefits of the industry. Together, we can make a positive impact by supporting young people from a diverse mix of backgrounds in the community to help them reach their full potential.  

Councillor John Whitby, Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Care, Learning and Skills, said:

Our residents need employment opportunities, and our employers need talent. Derby City Council, through Derby Jobs, plays a pivotal role in bringing the two together to create benefit for all.

For this event, we are excited to partner with SEGRO, Severn Trent and the D2N2 Careers Hub to work collaboratively, with our many other attending employers, to inform, inspire and encourage individuals, of all backgrounds, ages and genders, to consider a career in engineering. Even if you have never thought about engineering as a career move before, come along and speak with the huge range of employers about how engineering could work for you.”

The Diversity In2 Engineering Apprenticeship and Job Fair is completely free and will be taking place at Pride Park Stadium, Derby, on Wednesday 14 February 2024, 10:00am – 3:00pm. You can get your tickets by visiting the Eventbrite page. Everyone is welcome to attend!