We’re excited to announce the launch of our new and exciting online careers programme.  Directions aims to support young people at home due to the impact of COVID-19.

Clare Talati, Director at DEBP said, “We have a team of qualified Careers and Employability professionals who are ready to support online. Normally they are based within schools or visit them on a regular basis. We want to carry on supporting our partner schools and others to assist young people with their future choices.”

The programme – available to young people in secondary and special educational needs and disability schools in Derby City and Derbyshire – includes access to:

  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Employer workshops
  • How to guides
  • Transition support
  • Study techniques and resources


We are offering 1:1 information advice and guidance, as well as group activities covering applications, Apprenticeships, employability, resilience, stress management, transition and much, much more!  

As with all our programmes, employer involvement is an important part of Directions. We are working closely with our many employer volunteers to offer Q&A’s, video diaries, networking and virtual visits.  This is to help ensure young people are developing the skills employers’ value and look for.

To be a part of the programme we are asking parents/carers, career leaders, teachers and students to register their interest.  We will then get in touch and ask that a parent/carer completes a ‘safe working practice and consent form’ before they can access the programme.  All safeguarding protocols are observed.