We are going digital for Autumn 2021
Our regional series of Autumn 2021 Skills, Career and Apprenticeship events have gone digital! As education responds to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are acutely aware that now more than ever young people need guidance, access and information on careers to support them as they plan for the future.
We would like to thank all our customers and suppliers for their understanding at this time. Through our Education division we also have a number of free resources which schools may find useful, so please access these here. We look forward to seeing you digitally in Autumn 2021, if you have any questions please contact the team on 01823 362800.
Please see the introduction to our digital event series, by Gillian Keegan, Under-Secretary of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, introducing our National Career Guidance Shows and Skills Events which took place in Spring 2021.About us
The Skills England series is made up of five separate events held in distinct regional areas of England; the Humber, North East, North West, South West and Yorkshire. Highly interactive, they focus on bringing young people and their key influencers together with a range of exhibitors such as employers, training providers, further education colleges and universities.
The events welcome visitors of all abilities and ambitions from year 10 and above to discuss all the different career routes available in transition.
The Skills Scotland series are held in three key locations; Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Established in 2009 the series delivers a wide audience of over 10,000 visitors every year and remains Scotland’s premier skills, jobs, careers and apprenticeship events for young people and their key influencers.
The aim of this series is to inspire the nation’s youth about their future careers and opportunities post education and is aimed predominantly at students aged S4 and above. Every year the series has been supported by Skills Development Scotland and is marketed directly to schools, colleges and youth & community groups with a travel bursary offered to aid attendance.
SkillsCymru is the largest series of free careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeship events in Wales, located in Cardiff and Llandudno and attracting up to 10,000 people each year.
At SkillsCymru, young people can attend for free and get involved with interactive features, hands-on demonstrations and challenging activities. Both young people and their families can learn about the huge range of careers, apprenticeships and training opportunities available in Wales and catch a glimpse into what their future career pathway could look like.
Skills Northern Ireland is a highly interactive and inspiring two-day event for young people and the people that may help and influence their future job and career choices. The event offers learning through experiences, with demonstrations and hands on activities helping visitors understand the vast range of career opportunities.
From the wide range of employers offering apprenticeships, to universities, colleges and career guidance organisations providing the answers to career route queries, Skills Northern Ireland is the one-stop shop for careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeships in Northern Ireland.
Skills London is the UK’s biggest jobs and careers fair, showcasing a wide range of exciting opportunities from more than 200 of the capital’s leading employers and further education establishments.
This year, due to the uncertainty around social distancing, we’re taking the entire event online. So, whether you’re looking for the next step in your career, an opportunity to showcase live job opportunities or a debate on the future of apprenticeships – we’ve got you covered!
We know how important the live event is for young people planning their futures, and we aim to bring it back in 2022. In the meantime, we’ll be hosting online exhibitions, workshops, events and discussions on the Skills London hub.
The National Career Guidance Shows are the UK’s leading series of career sector events. They offer a unique opportunity for careers advisers,
coaches, teachers, practitioners and other professionals working in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to meet a range of organisations who can support educators.
With free entry for all visitors, other benefits include access to free resources and fresh ideas from industry experts. Working with the Career Development Institute (CDI) also ensures all visitors receive a free CPD certificate to acknowledge the learning and networking they have accessed.
Prospects Events are the market leader in delivering skills, career and apprenticeship events across the UK. Our annual events are free to visit and offer exhibitors direct access to students, young people, families, teachers and career professionals. We run over 20 annual events across the UK, enabling both visitors and exhibitors to come together virtually.
Our team specialise in all areas of event management including sales, marketing, sponsorship, operations, finance and project management to deliver a fantastic line up. Prospects Events is part of Shaw Trust, one of the largest 25 charities in the UK, helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally.