Latest news and opportunities

Periodically, we receive information from local businesses and other educational establishments.  The latest information and opportunities are listed below.  Click the option below to expand the item of interest:

Apprenticeships and Job Opportunities

Tomlinson – Technical Trainee Employment Scheme

Toyota Manufacturing UK Apprenticeship Scheme


None at present

Open Days

Derby College Open Days

College and University Opportunities

None at present

Careers Services at Belper School

The School Careers Guidance library is situated off the main school library and contains a wide range of materials in a range of formats. The information will help you to make decisions about the path you want your life to take whether you are looking for a job or looking to go into further or higher education.

Visiting the library is the first step towards making plans for your life and learning to make those plans become a reality.

Eleanor Snape, a fully qualified Careers Adviser works in the Careers Guidance library on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 08.30 to 16.30.

Her role is to support students, teachers and student’s families with all aspects of careers and work related learning. You do not need an appointment, just drop in and see her at break, lunch or after school. Or email

We  also buy in the services of an independent external  careers adviser who works closely with Eleanor and all school staff.


Licensed Careers Guidance Packages : JED – Job Explorer Database and Higher Ideas :
Click on this link 
and log into packages via weblearn.

Belper School funds two careers guidance packages for use by all students. These packages will help students to research both careers and university courses. JED is an interactive careers encyclopedia and Higher Ideas provides information on university courses including weblinks to all universities.

A large amount of careers and course information is available on the internet. The following links are ones which school recommend as a starting point:

What Work Derbyshire: Information on work availability in Derbyshire, presented in an attractive format for young people aged 13 – 19

National Careers Service: Young People: An area of the National Careers Service website especially for young people aged 13 – 19. Lots of information and pointers to help young people make decisions about future careers and education. Also contains links to CV and interview advice.

National Careers Service: Job Profiles : An area of the National Careers Service website containing a very large number of job profiles giving you essential information on what the jobs involve and how to get into them. : Plotr is a free-to-access, government supported and industry-led website that connects young people (aged 11-24) to the world of work. It aims to give careers advice that’s useful, inspiring and tailored to YOU. Play the free careers advice Game, explore detailed career profile hubs – then take next steps.

i Explore life’s opportunities, take the Buzz personality profile or watch career films and features from real people in real jobs, sharing their stories, to give you ideas and inspiration for the future. videos about some of the most popular jobs – over 300 jobs to choose from. Everything you need to know about becoming an apprentice – search  for local apprenticeships by postcode

Notgoingtouni: Information, ideas and vacancies for young people who do not want to go to university. Contains some advertising but also lots of inspiring ideas for anyone who wants to “think out of the box”.

College Open Evenings 2016-17 Information on College open evenings for 2016/2017

DCC Information For Parents Derbyshire County Council YouthInc information

Derby College: college website with access to prospectus and on line application form.

Chesterfield College: college website with access to prospectus and on line application form.
A guide to post-16 subject options from The Russell Group (a group of some of the top UK universities). Use with discretion and common sense: main application is for students looking at gaining top end GCSE and A Level grades and wanting to apply to top universities.

UCAS Higher Education website used for applying to university and containing a great deal of advice on the whole process for students, parents and professionals. Includes course search and advise on how to choose a university course.

Prospects Graduate Careers: Careers information for graduates. Check out what careers different degrees could lead to and how to get into those careers.

Services and NHS

There is a duty on schools to secure independent careers guidance from a range of sources, for all year 8-13 students  so that they are inspired and motivated to fulfill their potential.

Young people at Belper School are entitled to receive:

  • Opportunities to learn about the world of work – including real life contacts
  • Career and Work Related Education to help develop skills and knowledge needed to manage their transition into future learning and work
  • Impartial advice and information on all available options , including further learning, apprenticeships, training and
  • employment
  • Support and guidance to devise a career plan for the future and to put plans in place for their transition into learning or work once  they complete their time at  school
  • The opportunity to have face careers advice and guidance from a qualified careers professional

See our Belper School Careers and Work Related Education and Guidance Policy for further information.

To access our Year 11 Information page, please click here.