Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is a unique one year supported training and employment internship opportunity based at Royal Derby Hospital.  It helps young people with special educational needs and disabilities make successful transitions from school to productive adult life and gain the skills they need to achieve meaningful paid jobs.


There are over 300 project sites and this one is the the first one in Derby.  DEBP are proud to be involved in this programme with other partners including University Hospitals Derby and Burton, ISS, Horizons 6th Form at St Martins School, Fountains and Royal School for the Deaf.

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  • "I was so nervous on my first day, but the team have really helped my confidence grow. This is my dream job and goal to work here. Everything about the role has been brilliant!"

  • "After many months of planning I am delighted we are in the position to support the first year of Project SEARCH at Derby and I look forward to working with you all, it's going to be an awesome year!"

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