Why choose to Train, Teach and work in Derby and Derbyshire?

Whether you enjoy your shopping or leisurely sightseeing trips Derbyshire’s lively towns offer a delightful array of attractions. Derby itself offers the best of both worlds – multicultural city life on the doorstep of a stunning rural environment. Derby is at the heart and centre of the country and has great transport links including East Midlands Airport on the doorstep.

Derbyshire is an area of great natural beauty with rugged, peat-covered moorlands and magnificent limestone dales, with picturesque towns and villages, historic churches and some grand houses. It is the location of Britain’s first National Park – the Peak District National Park, which is the world’s second most visited National Park.

Derby has previously been listed as the second best place in the country to live and make a living. Research in 2018 compared the average salary around the country with the average mortgage in the same place. It also took into account the rate of unemployment and jobs and rated Derby as one of the best places to live in the country.

Derby is home to global businesses like Rolls Royce, Bombardier and Toyota and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Derwent Valley Mills, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the modern factory. In Derby you will also find:

  • Derby County FC (owned by Candy Crush King- Mel Morris and managed by Frank Lampard)
  • Derbyshire County Cricket Club
  • World-famous Donington Park motor racing circuit and venue of Download Festival
  • Multi-purpose arena which includes a velodrome
  • Sporting events such as the Jenson Button Triathlon, 10K runs and marathons

Derbyshire has taken centre stage in everything from Hollywood blockbusters to gritty television dramas. Here are the headline acts that have been launched in the area;

  • Chatsworth – Setting for the film of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice
  • Derwent Valley – Setting for the war film The Dam Busters
  • Dovedale, Lindale and Ilam Hall – Luscious white peak landscapes that appeared in the latest version of Robin Hood
  • Hardwick Hall – Elizabethan splendour transformed by 21st century technology into Malfoy Manor in Harry Potter.

Enjoy music, the arts, national and internationally acclaimed festivals such as:

  • Derby Festé
  • Live performances at Derby Theatre
  • The QUAD, hosting the very best international quality art and film
  • The Joseph Wright Gallery at Derby Museum
  • Deda is a centre for excellence in the world of dance performances, classes and visual art