Skills North East is held at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle. This free event brings young people from the North East face-to-face with employers, training providers, colleges, universities and professional bodies.
Wednesday 23 September 2020 – 9.30am-3pm and 4.30pm-7pm
Thursday 24 September 2020 – 9.30am-3pm
Update on Coronavirus: we continue to follow advice from our national public health bodies and government, and monitor announcements and developments on a daily basis. We are taking extra measures, in tandem with our venues, to ensure the health and safety of our attendees: our venues are providing comprehensive daily cleaning schedules including the monitoring of toilet facilities, public and event space on a more frequent basis, and we are adding signage regarding the location of hygiene points at key locations around the exhibition hall.
Currently exhibiting at Skills England North East
New College Durham
Northern Skills Group
Northumberland County Council
The Northern School of Art
The University of Law
University of Sunderland
College of Podiatry
North East Futures UTC
SA Performing Arts Centre
The Daniel Sturridge Football Academy
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"Talking through options after year 11 was so helpful, my nerves and apprehensions turned into excitement and I'm looking forward to the future now."
Ellie Patterson (Walker Riverside Academy)
"A brilliant and interactive event with heaps of information for students!"
Careers Leader, Collingwood School and Media Arts College
“A really insightful visit. Makes it really realistic. It was great speaking to real employers and people with actual experience, such as the RAF."
Andrew Harris (Parent)
“We found the event to be a fantastic way to have meaningful conversations, not only with students, but with their parents, carers and other influencers".
Future Me - NCOP
"Skills England events provides us with an invaluable opportunity to engage and inspire young people to pursue careers in Football and Futsal."
Newcastle United Foundation
“Very useful, gave me an insight into other options after GCSE's, what college is like. Giving a range of different universities too to get a feel for a possible future.”
Rachael Stevenson (Whitley Bay High School)