What’s on at Skills Humber

Skills Humber will be a jam-packed event full of interactive, inspiring and informative activities.

The event is brand new to the Humberside and will feature hands-on demonstrations with industry experts at the ready to offer free insight and impartial advice.

We encourage our attendees to visit as many stands as possible and talk to the different organisations exhibiting.

This is your opportunity to find out more about what the future has to offer you.


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The layout of the venue will be split into different zones, so that if you know which industries you’re interested in – you’ll know where to go.

Who can you find in our Healthcare Zone?

  • East Riding College – Stand 56 and GS1
  • University of Hull – Stand 42 and GS2
  • Medical Mavericks – Stand 51
  • Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – Stand 52

Get Skilled stands

Get Skilled stands offer in-depth knowledge about certain industries. You can discover new talents and try a variety of different skills when you get hands-on with a Get Skilled activity.

Experts are always on hand to help as you learn something new and try work-based skills; the aim is to ensure each Get Skilled stand represents a different career sector so we can promote as wide a range as possible to you, the visitors.

What can you expect?

Get Skilled 1:
Get skilled in Health & Social Care
Presented by East Riding College

Learn emergency first aid techniques and CPR on the resuscitation dummy. Test your biology knowledge and see if you remember where to place the correct organ on the human body model.

Lean how take your blood pressure and test your fitness/health on an exercise bike.


Get Skilled 2:
Get skilled in Medicine and Biology
Presented by University of Hull

Test your hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills in this giant version of the classic Operation game.


Get Skilled 3:
Get skilled in Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical Engineering, Painting & Decorating and Welding & Fabrication
Presented by Hull College

Have a go at constructing your own wooden mobile phone stand, step into the shoes of a decorator and test your virtual steel frame welding skills.


Get Skilled 4:
Get skilled in Construction
Presented by Sewell Group

Take a step inside a Sewell Group building and navigate yourself around through a VR headset. Find out what the future has in store for digital construction and employability.

Skills Theatre

The Skills Theatre showcases local talent. Take a look below to see if anything interests you!

TUESDAY 5 MARCH (open 5pm – 7pm)
Session timeCompany NameSession Title
18:15 – 18:35Hull CollegeSalon QG at Hull College create the ‘Lee Stafford styling recipes’
WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH (open 9.30am – 3pm)
10:00 – 10:20East Riding CollegeJump on stage to test your fitness with East Riding College
11:10 – 11:30Medical MavericksThe Human Guinea Pig – Inside the NHS… and TOM!
12:20 – 12:40Hull CollegeTheatrical, special effects & media makeup artistry at Hull College create ‘SFX make up’
12:55 – 13:15John Leggott CollegeStudent dance performace
13:30 – 13:50Medical MavericksThe Human Guinea Pig – Inside the NHS… and TOM!


Skills Theatre @ SkillsNorthernIreland 2018

Live Opportunities Board

The Live Opportunities Board aims to provide you with the chance to find out about current vacancies available to you in your region.

Exhibitors use this board to post job vacancies, volunteer opportunities, traineeships, apprenticeship schemes and any other opportunities. Ensure you take a look so that if any interest you, you also have the chance to speak to the organisation face-to-face at the event and find out all you can about the role.

This is a great way to get ahead of the competition, so don’t forget to take a look!

Live Opportunities Board @ SkillsLondon 2018

Activities on stands

Medical Mavericks – Stand 51

Take a look inside your skin in the vein scanner, find out how much more your body can grow using the ultrasound, see what lies beneath your nails in their capiliary microscopes and practice your key-hole surgery with their laparoscopic surgery kits.

East Riding Infrastructure and Facilities – Stand 55

Take a look at some of ERYC’s most prestigious construction projects through their Microsoft HoloLens (VR) headsets, loaded with Revit models.

Cranswick plc – Stand 41

Take a sneak peek into the world of Cranswick and learn how Product Developers, Executive Chefs and Marketeers develop recipes and menus. You’ll also get the chance to try out their famous sausages!

EY – Stand 17

Join the EY team for some fun interactive problem solving and find out what the average day in the life of an apprentice is like.

Greene King plc – Stand 65

Think you know your fruits? Test your taste-buds with Greene King and guess which flavours you’re trying.

National College for High Speed Rail – Stand 23

Learn how to drive a train on the NCHSR train driver VR demo.


Keep checking back here nearer the event for more information on the interactive activities that will be available at Skills Humber 2019.