"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

At Derby Cathedral School, we are passionate about supporting students through the process of deciding on their next steps, after they finish school.

Our careers programme equips students with the tools to make informed decisions about available pathways and possible future careers options, within the context of the local and national labour market. The programme also provides students with the tools to assess their strengths, areas for development, and interests to apply these to future career decisions, whilst encouraging aspirational choices and challenging misconceptions and stereotypes.

We provide impartial advice and guidance on further education, training or employment across KS3 and KS4 and offer opportunities for students to interact with employers and training and education providers alike.

Our careers programme has been developed in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks for good career guidance (2014) and our school’s FAITH values.

Our Careers Leader is Miss Rowley. If you have any queries about the careers programme, work experience or provider access, please contact j.rowley@derbycathedralschool.org.uk.

Our 2021-2022 careers programme will be published and available for you to download from October 2021. Our CEIAG Policy can be found on our policies page.

Information for parents:

There are lots of great resources available to help you support your child’s decision-making and learning around careers. We recommend taking a look around the following:

Personality quizzes and self-exploration:


Career profiles:




Information about apprenticeships and T Levels:



Information about Higher Education:


Local and national Labour Market Information:

Download here


Tips and advice on employability, CV writing, career planning and more:


We’re delighted to announce the launch of Careers Derby’s brand new START platform, which contains useful careers information for students and parents alike as well as inspirational videos and links to relevant events and workshops:


This year, we also have access to the free local Decisionz magazine brought to us by D2N2, aimed at year 10 and 11 students and parents. Download the Autumn 2021 issue of Decisionz here: