Career info during COVID-19

Given that you ended your time at The Derby in such a sudden and strange way we think it is very important that you have as much information as you need to help the transition from Secondary school.

There is a lot of useful information on this page and we will update it as we get information form colleges, employers etc. so keep coming back.

The following organisations are currently covered on this page.

  • Bury College
  • Holy Cross College
  • The Football College
  • GM Higher
  • Amazing Apprenticeships
  • North Lancs Training Group -Apprenticeships
  • The Growth Company -Apprenticeships
  • National Citizen Service
  • RAF nursing
  • Barclays life skills -Choose your next step

Bury College

Applications for courses starting Sept 2020:

Bury College is accepting new online applications now and conducting interviews by telephone for courses starting in September 2020
Applications can be made by clicking here

If you are already holding an offer to study at Bury College for September, then you need to confirm your place and accept the offer (if you have not already done so) by doing one of the following options:
Log onto the portal:
Telephone: 0161 280 8200

Resources to help support the transition to College:

Be Bury College Ready’ website portal, is a new development which has been designed to engage and inspire Year 11 pupils and support them as they transition from school to college.

From reading lists and workbooks, these resources will give individuals a head-start to their studies and provide them with tasks, reading lists and useful information that they can complete prior to them starting at Bury College in the next academic year.

Be Bury College Ready is live on the Bury College website and can be accessed here:

Holy Cross College

Advanced Level Transition Materials

New students starting at Holy Cross in September can now access materials relating to each of their chosen subjects via their Admissions portal.  The work is designed to support your transition to advanced level study as you move on from your GCSEs.

To access the work please use the link here:  You will need to enter the e-mail you used to set up your application and your password.  Then just click on each subject in turn to access individual course material.

The Football College

The Football College based in Bury is also taking applications for September. It combines education with football and offers two courses:

Email your contact details to:

GM Higher

For a wealth of information visit the Greater Manchester Higher website for some amazing resources here:

Amazing Apprenticeships This website has a constantly updated bank of resources about Apprenticeships including materials on Wellbeing in response to the coronavirus crisis. Twitter @AmazingAppsUK

North Lancs Training Group – Apprenticeships

Their website is very informative If you want some Apprenticeship information or general careers advice at this very stressful time for them, please email and Michelle will try to help

The Growth Company

They have supported thousands of young people who want to kick-start their careers.

National Citizen Service

Due to Covid-19 National Citizens Service’s plans for this summer are having to undergo major alterations. The best way to get up date information is to direct people to where there are FAQs and a live chat function. If you want to speak to someone directly, you can call 0800 197 8010

Interested as a career as a nurse?

Want to work in a variety of exciting clinical settings including Primary Care, Secondary Care and Aeromedical Evacuation? You could become an RAF Student Nurse and get paid whilst undertaking a fully funded BSc (Hons). After graduation, RAF Registered Nurse pay is equivalent to NHS Band 7 and you will receive a fully supported clinical rotation programme with options to undertake fully funded specialist courses. The website is Here

Still not sure? Try the Barclays Life Skills tool

This LINK HERE can help you decide what you want to do next.