Latest News | 25 October 2022

Arena set to stage major careers event

Share this post:

Derby Arena is to stage one of the UK’s biggest careers events, which aims to encourage the next generation of technicians in science, technology and the creative arts.

TechxFest is due to be held at the arena in March, with more than 100 companies and organisations, including Rolls-Royce and the University of Derby, expected to attend.

It is being organised by TALENT, a transformation programme designed to promote opportunities for technical skills, roles and careers, in partnership with the university and Derby North MP Amanda Solloway, who launched the Research England funded project.

Around 500 school children in years nine and 10 are expected to attend TechxFest where employers will exhibit alongside practical demonstrations bringing technical skills to life.

Mrs Solloway said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be involved with TechxFest, which looks set to be one of the biggest careers events of its kind, here in Derby, the birthplace and home of science and innovation.

“It is vital to inspire the next generation of technicians whose ingenuity, creativity and determination will help shape our society.

“These skilled professionals are needed in almost every industry, and it is today’s young people that will help ensure our changing world develops for the better.

“TechxFest promises to connect that burgeoning talent with the very best educators and the leading industries, harnessing their potential and building an exciting new generation of technical talent.”

Mark Jefferies, chief of university research liaison at Rolls-Royce, said: “Technical expertise and a strong, diverse cohort of talent are essential to Rolls-Royce’s success.

“We’re delighted to be supporting TechxFest – a unique event in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and the University of Derby that focuses on technical roles and careers.

“We’re particularly thrilled it is being hosted here in the Midlands and we look forward to meeting our potential technical talent of the future.”

TechxFest is due to take place at Derby Arena on 2 March, from 9.30am to 3pm. For more information visit here.

Related Articles...

This will close in 0 seconds