Diversity In2 Engineering: Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Derby College, The Roundhouse 2

The world needs great engineers. Employers are constantly on the look-out for ambitious, hard-working and intelligent individuals to join the next generation of problem solvers.


Engineering is for everyone, regardless of age, background or gender!

Do you want a career where each day is different from the one before and you can combine creative thinking with technical skills and earn a good salary?

Come along to this FREE event and meet local employers who are ready and waiting to tell you how you can start an exciting career with them.

The Event

The Diversity In2 Engineering fair will showcase apprenticeship and job opportunities from a range of over 30 inclusive employers based in and around Derby. Their interactive stands will give you the chance to discover what engineering is all about and whether it’s for you.

Why Attend?

  • Find out about hundreds of apprenticeship and job opportunities in Engineering
  • Meet a range of employers face to face in one place
  • Explore new opportunities in engineering whether you're actively looking or just curious
  • Talk with a variety of engineering professionals about the work they do
  • An opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the engineering industry
  • Benefit from informative workshops to help you succeed in your application
  • Hear from a range of engineers, from different backgrounds, because we believe Engineering is for you, it’s for everyone!


You can choose to attend any of the below workshops when you register to attend this event.

1. Is Engineering for You?

Engineering is for everyone, whatever your background and whatever you’re into or passionate about. Come and hear inspirational stories from a diverse range of people about their journey and what drew them to the industry.

Delivered by Young Rail Professionals and Women in Rail

2. Applying for Apprenticeships

A comprehensive engineering apprenticeship will give you the skills and on-the-job expertise you need to thrive in the industry. Find out how to improve your chances of getting an apprenticeship, including top tips on application, preparing for Assessment Centres and attending interviews.

Delivered by Alstom (formally Bombardier)

3. Applying for jobs in Engineering

While organisations differ, most engineering recruiters are broadly looking for the same things. Knowing what these are and how you’ll be assessed on them will help you get ahead. Come along to discover top tips on applications and interviews. You can even bring along your CV for professional review!

Delivered by Resolute (recruitment agency for engineering) and AEGIS Engineering Systems.

4. Careers in Engineering

The prospects for a fulfilling career in engineering are boundless. The sheer diversity of roles means there’s an opportunity for every skill set and personality. Join this workshop to get an insight into what types of engineering careers area available to you, and how to succeed in the exciting world of engineering.

Delivered by Rolls Royce

Employer Stands

Employers confirmed as exhibiting include Alstom, Rolls-Royce, East Midlands Railway, Network Rail, Toyota, Severn Trent, AEGIS.

If you are an employer who would like to book a FREE stand at this event, please contact employmentandskills@derby.gov.uk.

Sponsor's and Partners

This event is delivered by Derby City Council with sponsorship from Alstom and Network Rail. It is hosted by The Derby College Group and delivered with support from a number of partners and employers, to collectively bring to you, this fantastic opportunity to learn about, and access, apprenticeships and jobs in Engineering.

How to Book

To book your place to attend, simply click 'Reserve a spot' at the top of this page and fill in your details.

If you have any questions about the event, or would like to make a group booking, please e-mail employmentandskills@derby.gov.uk.

Reserve a spot here