Why Derby

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

A major employer in our region, passionate people join us because: 

We’re seriously ambitious

Recognised in the top twenty nationally for teaching quality and the number one university in the East Midlands for graduate employment, demand for places at the University of Derby has risen by nearly 20% in the last two years. We are a university of choice for learners, employers and partners. 

You’ll have lots of opportunities to progress

If you work hard and perform well, the University of Derby offers a wealth of career progression opportunities and all the training and support you need to succeed.

You’ll get job satisfaction  

Our staff love the work they do and the impact they have on the lives of our learners and the wider community. Our recent staff survey told us that 93% of staff have good work relationships, 80% are proud to work here and 73% get a sense of personal accomplishment from their role.

You can make a difference

We welcome new ideas that improve what we do and the way we do it. Financially strong, we’re seriously ambitious so there are lots of opportunities for you to make an impact and be recognised for it.

We have excellent  facilities

You’ll benefit from discounted access to some of the best university facilities in the UK including a working theatre, multi-million pound sports centre and commercial day spa.