• Ben Norman

DEBP - Derby Conference Centre

During this half-term Y11 pupils have been participating in a Raising Aspirations Programme through the Direct Education Business Partnership. Pupils have had a series of workshops delivered to them with the aims being:

  • To prepare young people for adulthood with high aspirations for a fulfilling adult life.

  • To help students to develop career awareness and enable them to manage personal career development

For the final couple of sessions pupils have been working alongside Matthew Hutchings, Managing Director of The Derby Conference Centre. Matthew kindly came into school to deliver an employer led session on employability before then welcoming SSSC pupils for a behind the scenes tour of The Derby Conference Centre.


The tour allowed pupils to see all the different roles and areas linked to a large business and gave them the opportunity first hand to see what goes on in such an establishment on a daily basis.