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Have a Go at job-related skills

Try your hand at a range of bite-sized work-based skills. Discover new interests and talents.

Developed and delivered by leaders in industry and education, Have a Go experiences offer you the chance to try new skills first hand.

Based on an experiential careers advice model, WorldSkills UK LIVE will ensure that visitors learn what they are good at and what excites them through a series of hands-on experiences. 

LIVE provides something for everyone - the experiences on offer are diverse and include skills such as plumbing, photography, nail art, programming, 3D design, TV and radio production, aeronautical engineering and criminology across four sectors:

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

Here are some of the opportunities on offer:

National Demolition Training Group: Demolition simulator

British Retail Consortium: Create a Christmas display with Boots products from Fenty to N0 7

Middlesex University: Control puzzles and undertake other tasks using your brainwaves; programme a robot

British Horseracing Authority: Test your riding skills on a racehorse simulator

Lincoln Electric: Try your hand at virtual welding

Air Products: Interactive learning table and a liquid nitrogen demonstration

Electude: Solve faults on a touch-screen engine and examine a newly modified Prius

Collins Aerospace: Paper aeroplane challenge and interactive display of plane assembly

Toyota Motor Manufacturing: Beat the Robot, and generate electricity

Rolls-Royce: Virtual reality experience - see just how thin metals can be in engineering.

BAE Systems: Explore the Tempest future concept model of combat air

The event is a great way for youngsters to not only see a vast range of career options under one roof, but also to Have a Go at most of them. A sure way to help them decide which career path they may choose to follow.

Dawn Tanner, Parent