The Skills Show taking place 17-19 November at the NEC Birmingham.


The Skills Show is the nation’s largest skills and careers event and helps to shape the future of a new generation. Attracting nearly 80,000 visitors annually, the show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people to explore careers and motivates them to find out more about the world of work.

The Skills Show is divided into zones, each providing a focus on particular industry sectors. These are:

Hospitality and Lifestyle

  • Beauty Therapy; fitness; cooking; floristry; hairdressing; public services; forensics;

Construction and Infrastructure

  • Bricklaying; carpentry; plastering; landscape gardening; plumbing; roofing; environmental science; architecture

Engineering and Technology

  • Automotive; mechanics; robotics; metalwork; manufacturing; aeronautical; rail; inventing

IT and Enterprise

  • Enterprise; accounting; network security; software; web; IT; law; telecommunications

Media and Creative

  • Games design; music; jewellery making; journalism; graphic design; Film & TV; radio; fashion


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