Derbyshire Skills Festival

Derbyshire Skills Festival 2016

Derbyshire Skills Festival is the largest careers information and guidance event for young people in Derbyshire.


The free event is aimed at students aged 15 to 19, including those in Year 11 who are considering their options after school.

We organise the festival in partnership with Derby City Council and this year it's being held at:

  • Queen's Park Sports Centre
    Boythorpe Road
    Chesterfield
    S40 2ND
    on Thursday 14 September 2017

  • The Roundhouse
    Derby College
    Roundhouse Road
    DE24 8JE
    on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September 2017.

The events will open from 3.30pm to 8pm.

Traffic and car parking

There is no car parking available to the public at the front or at the side of the Roundhouse.

There is a large pay and display car park situated on the corner of Roundhouse Road and Hudson Way. It takes approximately two minutes to walk from here to the Roundhouse.

Details and directions to the car parking (opens in a new window).

Payment is by cash only at one machine (as you enter) or by credit card at the second machine.

You can also pay for this car park by using RingGo, tel: 0203 046 0010 with your credit or debit card − quoting your number plate and location number 2860.

Pride park and ride service

There is a frequent bus service from the large car park at Derby Arena to Roundhouse Road (ARRIVA services 4 and P&R). Ask the driver to let you off at the Roundhouse Road stop. It takes approximately three minutes to arrive. Buses run every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour.

Derbyshire Skills Festival is an opportunity for young people leaving school or college or looking for a job with training to talk to the experts and get all the information and guidance they need under one roof.

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

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 (NEET) will also be invited.

Exhibitors to be confirmed.

Organisations interested in having a stand at one or more of the venues should contact our Skills Festival team for more information, email: skills.festival@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 536545.

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