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In this section you will find information about organisations that can support you with finding employment, training, work experience or volunteering opportunities.

Careers guidance

All maintained schools and support centres (PRUs), academies and free schools have a duty to provide pupils from year 8 to 13 with independent and impartial careers guidance. Colleges provide careers guidance for students up to age 18 and for those aged 19 to 24 with an education, health and care plan (EHCP). 

You could also consider a supported internship which will prepare you for the world of work by providing a structured, work-based study programme where you will spend most of your time in a work placement.

The advice and guidance should include information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and other vocational pathways.

All schools and colleges must also work with the local authority to support vulnerable young people, including those with special educational needs, and those who are excluded or at risk of being excluded.

Careers advice for those aged 18+ is available through the Derbyshire National Careers Service.

Futures for You - What we do are expert advisers who can support you with basic skills training, qualifications, including English and Maths, accessing specialist wellbeing services, job search, applications and preparation.

YES Derbyshire (Youth Employment Support), is a one-stop-shop for young people aged from 16 to 24, offering access to training and careers advice and guidance. It is a joint initiative between Derbyshire County Council and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The support has been officially launched to provide a gateway for young people in Chesterfield and surrounding areas to access a range of support services to help move into employment or training.