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Derbyshire Skills Festival

Derbyshire Skills Festival is the largest careers information and guidance event for young people in Derbyshire, with more than 10,000 people visiting in 2018.

The event runs annually in September and is a chance for young people aged 13 to 19 to find out about their options and make the right choices for their future.

The next festival venues and dates are:

  • Wednesday 18 September 2019 at Chesterfield Proact Stadium from 1:30pm to 7:30pm (last admission 6:45pm)
  • Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September 2019 at Derby Arena from 1:30pm to 7:30pm (last admission 6:45pm)

Young people and their parents and carers will have the opportunity to meet representatives from colleges, sixth forms, apprenticeship, training providers and employers. There will be a number of 'have-a-go' sessions to try out a new skill in engineering, media, hair and beauty, floristry, textiles and much more.

You can watch a video about the 2017 Derbyshire Skills Festival.

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