Visit Skills England

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Our Skills England series are designed with 14-24-year olds in mind, but the events are
free for anyone who would like to visit. Our events are accessible and inclusive for people of all abilities.

Whether you are a student, parent, teacher or just trying to figure out your next steps, Skills England is open to everyone. A visit to any of our events will ensure you understand all of the pathways available to you, whether that’s further/higher education, apprenticeships or just straight into the world of work.

Skills England brings you face to face with your future.

Why not have a read of what some of our past visitors have had to say?

Visiting as a school group? (ideal for years 10, 11, 12 and 13)

Download our group brochure

A group visit is a great way for your school, college, sixth form or community group to deliver dynamic careers education, information, advice and guidance and to ensure your students have a meaningful interaction with employers, further education and higher education providers as outlined in the government’s careers strategy.

Book your educational group visit to Skills North East

Book your educational group visit to Skills Yorkshire

Group attendees from schools or colleges will receive free classroom resources (from July 2019) to help you prepare your students to ensure they get the most out of this visit.

We also offer travel bursaries available to groups of 50 or more. £2 per student is available for up to 200 students, after this a £1 bursary per student will apply. Terms and conditions apply

For more information please email:


Visiting on your own or with family/friends?

Families/individuals can book via the links below:

Click here for Skills North East

Skills North East – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
Tuesday 17th September 2019 – 9.30am-3pm
Tuesday 17th September 2019 – 4.30pm-7pm
Wednesday 18th September 2019 – 9.30am-3pm

Click here for Skills Yorkshire

Skills Yorkshire – Centenary Pavilion, Leeds
Wednesday 2nd Otober 2019 – 9.30am-3pm
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 – 4.30pm-7pm
Thursday 3rd October 2019 – 9.30am-3pm

If you are coming as a family or as an individual, we recommend you take a look at the exhibitor list and find out more about what the different companies and organisations can offer.

It can be a good idea to prepare an introduction or a few questions you might want to ask a future employer or recruiter.


Evening opening (4.30pm – 7pm)

Parents, carers, families and teachers want to have fun too, so there is a dedicated evening opening giving you a chance to find out more about the opportunities available to young people. You can try out the hands on demonstrations and interactive features whilst talking to experts.

A great range of exhibitors will be waiting to meet you and let you know all about the options they have available for young people, we recommend you take a look at the exhibitor list and find out more about what the different companies and organisations can offer. Meeting in this informal settling will help you help your child plan for their future.

Open to all, the evening opening gives a wide audience a unique setting to ask plenty of questions and collect valuable resources and information. If you are unable to attend the evening opening you are welcome to visit at any time during the day time opening instead.