Jobs in Derby

Are you looking for a job in Derby or the surrounding area? Derby is a large city located on the banks of the River Derwent in the East Midlands, in county Derbyshire. Derby grew quickly during the Industrial Revolution, evolving from a simple market town to the centre of British rail due to its strategic position in the middle of England.

Derby's reputation for transport continues today and the city is home to internationally renowned aero-engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce. The Toyota Manufacturing UK headquarters are also located to the south west of the city. Rolls-Royce and Toyota Manufacturing UK are Derby's main employers. Bombardier Transportation, Derby Carriage and Wagon Works and Alstom are just a few other well-known companies located in Derby.

Places of interest in the city include Derby Cathedral, Derby Gaol, Derby Industrial Museum and Pickard's House Museum and it is the birthplace of Sir Henry Royce (Founder of Rolls-Royce) and artist and poet, Richard Turner.

The employment rate in Derby is slightly lower than in the rest of the East Midlands and Great Britain as a whole. However, Derby was recently named as one of the top 10 cities for job creation.

The top employment sectors in the Derby include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Health
  • Education
  • Advanced engineering
  • Finance and business services
  • ICT
  • Digital and creative
  • Hi-tech manufacturing
  • Research and development
  • Warehousing, distribution and logistics
  • Food and drink production

Looking for the ideal company to carry out your internship or work placement?

Work experience is often invaluable, however, it can be difficult to decide where to carry out your internship, work placement or apply for a graduate job. The top graduate employers in the East Midlands (Derby) include: Rolls-Royce, Boots, Royal Air Force (RAF), De Montfort University, Nottinghamshire County Council, Derbyshire County Council, Nottingham County Council, Atkins, Capital One, Derby City Council, Enterprise, Intelligent Energy, Lloyds Pharmacy, Next, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Siemens AG, Sports Direct, Tesco, Travis Perkins and many others. You can find more apprenticeship, internship, placement and graduate job opportunities on Wizbii.

Recruitment open days, recruitment fairs and other events

There are a number of recruitment open days and events in Derby designed to help you find a job. To take part in recruitment open days, bring along an up-to-date CV and, if you already have an idea what company you would like to work for, you should also bring a cover letter. Open day recruitment events are beneficial for both employers and potential employees as they allow employers to analyse how candidates act in a social setting and also provide the opportunity to advertise their business or company. Types of work opportunities on offer at these events include internships, industrial work placements, temporary and permanent contracts, and graduate jobs.

In Derby, there are a variety of job and career fairs such as the annual Graduate Recruitment, Internship and Placement Careers Fair which is organised by the University of Derby. The fair is open to all higher education students, with over 750 students present in previous years. Students and graduates have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers offering a variety of job opportunities, including permanent graduate vacancies, industrial or sandwich placements, internships, volunteering and part-time/casual work.

The Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair is organised by Derby College and takes place once a year. The Apprenticeship Jobs Fair allows youths to meet employers and apply for vacancies. Employers offering apprenticeships at this event have included: RAF, NHS, 1st Driving School, RSPB, Complete Nursing Services, Derby College, Wheels to Work, Roundhouse Recruitment, First Response Finance, Princes Trust, Event People, Ford & Stanley, Exalto, Penta Hotel, Delaware North, Michael Wisher Hospitality, Royal Navy Reserve, Solutions for Accounting, Harmony, Esland Group, NHS Foundation Trust, Comech, along with many others.

Average salary for graduates in Derby

The average salary for graduates working in Derby is approximately £27,000 but can vary depending on sector. Derby has the highest average graduate salary in the East Midlands.

If you live in Derby and you're a student or a graduate looking for a job, internship or work placement, you now have all the information you need to find the job of your dreams.

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