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What is WorldSkills UK LIVE (formerly The Skills Show)?

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Welcome to the UK's largest apprenticeships, skills and careers event.

WorldSkills UK LIVE Sectors

This exciting, must-attend event is divided into four areas, each providing a focus on particular industry sectors:

- Construction & Infrastructure
- Health, Hospitality & Lifestyle
- Digital, Business & Creative
- Engineering & Technology

Find out more The event covers four industry sectors

Have a Go

Have a Go at something you’ve never done before by trying hands-on job-related skills across a huge range of careers.

Experience a wide range of activities like TV production, demolition simulation, virtual welding, floristry and 3D modelling and much more!

Find out more Try something you have never done before!

Expert Careers Advice

Get impartial one-to-one guidance on career routes and jobs from expert careers advisors. Find opportunities that you can apply for, such as work experience, apprenticeships, and jobs.

Find out more Plan your future

Meet employers

Over 130 local and national employers will be at LIVE, including Royal Mail, IBM, BAE Systems, NHS Careers, HS2, BMW, Toyota, Coca Cola, Muller and the armed forces, offering top jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities.

Find out more Speak to employers and organisations from across the UK

Spotlight talks

From household names to current apprentices: hear from “real people doing real jobs”, be inspired, and find out how they got to where they are now.

Find out more Hear from real people in real jobs!

“What is…” skill demonstrations

In each “what is…” space, experts and students demonstrate the skills used in the competition in an interactive and engaging format, inspiring you to consider it as career or enter a skills competition themselves!

Find out more Be entertained by talented students showcasing their skills

WorldSkills UK Competitions

Watch the National Finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions, where the best of the best compete at the highest level in their chosen skill.

From stonemasonry to floristry, media make up to landscape gardening, the competitions give you the chance to witness exceptional talents!

Find out more Be inspired by the best of the best

Teacher and Parent Hub

The Teacher and Parent Hub is a dedicated space at LIVE for teachers, careers professionals and parents/guardians. Seminars, advice and resources will be available to help share new ideas and approaches to careers support.

Find out more A one stop shop for expert guidance on careers support.

Skills Champions

Skills Champions have competed in the past as part of Team UK, Squad UK or at the National Finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions.

The S will be hosting an interactive area, where they will be showcasing their expertise and talking to visitors about how WorldSkills UK has impacted their careers.

Find out more Watch and listen to our exceptional past competitors.

Now plan your day!

Start your show experience by taking our fun and free online picture quiz. Discover your Careers Cloud and find which of the five industry zones at The Skills Show you should explore first.

Discover your Careers Cloud! Make the most of your visit, discover your Careers Cloud!
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