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What is The Skills Show?

Welcome to the UK's largest skills and careers event. Discover more below.

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The Skills Show sectors

The Skills Show is divided into areas, each providing a focus on particular industry sectors:

- Construction & Logistics
- Engineering & Technology
- Health & Hospitality
- Digital & Business
- Creative & Design

Find out more The show covers five industry sectors

Have a Go

Have a Go at job-related skills across a huge range of careers.

Try your hand at things like TV production, demolition simulation, virtual welding, floristry and 3D modelling and much more!

Find out more Try out something you have never done before!

Expert Careers Advice

Get one-to-one guidance on routes into jobs and careers from expert careers advisors. Also browse the ‘Your Next Step’ boards for real opportunities that you can apply for, such as work experience, apprenticeships, jobs and placements.

Find out more Plan your future.

Meet employers

A wide range of companies and organisations will show what they do best and the opportunities on offer to you. Speak directly to employers about training, apprenticeships, jobs and more!

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

Spotlight talks

Hear from real people doing real jobs, be inspired, and find out how they got to where they are now. 

Last year featured stars from Robot Wars and Strictly Come Dancing, BBC Radio DJs, JCB, Jaguar Land Rover, NHS, Army, O2, The Sun, and many more!

Find out more Hear from real people in real jobs!

Showcase demonstrations

See the UK’s finest students and learners reveal their talents and showcase their skills,  like mobile robotics, theatrical make up, aircraft engineering and cabinet making.

Find out more Be entertained by talented students showcasing their skills.

Skills Competitions

The skills competitions bring skills to life as the best of the best compete with incredible ability.

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.

The Staff Room

The Staff Room is a dedicated space at The Skills Show for teachers, careers professionals and parents/guardians. Advice and resources will be on offer 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

The Skills Champions will be holding interactive workshops, showcasing their skills, and talking to visitors about their exciting journey so far.

A Skills Champion has competed in the past as part of Team UK, Squad UK or at the finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions held at The Skills Show.

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

Now plan your day!

For 2016

Discover your Careers Cloud and find which of the five industry zones at The Skills Show you should explore first.

You can then browse the zones by using ‘My Planner’, which is like a shopping basket that allows you to pick the activities you would like to try. Once you have filled your basket, you will be able to print off the contents and take your specific show guide to the event. The show is huge, so plan your day carefully!

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

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