What’s on at SkillsCymru Llandudno

Event guide

Get Skilled stands

Dedicated Get Skilled stands offer in-depth knowledge about certain industries. You can discover new talents and try loads 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 promote as wide a range as possible to you, the visitors.

Get Skilled 1: Creative Industries

presented by the Arts Council of Wales

Try your hand at various creative skills including beatboxing, digital art and a new way to create poetry through newspaper cuttings. Experience what a career in the creative industry could be like by speaking with real artists in the industry.

Get Skilled 2: Hospitality

presented by the Culinary Association of Wales

Cook up a storm under the watchful eye of a number of professional chefs from high profile restaurants and hotels in Wales (think Celtic Manor!). You’ll learn from the best while challenging your friends in a flipping brilliant omelette contest – who will create the tastiest snack?

Get Skilled 3: The Built Environment 

presented by The Consortium

Interested in construction as a career but not sure which path to take? This Get Skilled stand will help you find out where your talents lie! Bricklaying, plumbing, wiring a plug? You can try it all on this stand. You can even give (virtual) welding a go – don’t worry there’s no heat. Just some Virtual Reality headsets!

Get Skilled 4: Computer Science

presented by Technocamps

You’ll no doubt use computers, iPads or your smartphone every day, but have you ever wondered why they do exactly what we want (most of the time!)? The Technocamps team from Bangor University will help you understand coding and programming with a fun but challenging app that will allow you to programme and control a LEGO robot.

Skills Showcase

Presented in a gallery style area within the event, this feature will showcase products created by individuals as part of their job or training, representing some of the organisations and companies from the wide selection of key industry sectors exhibiting. Head over and be inspired by the range of products young people in Wales have created.

Examples of creations we have had in the past include; a wooden roofing model, re-finished car panel, mini steel bulldozer model, hairdressing mannequins, handmade surfboard with various textiles, dentures and orthodontic appliances and a 3D theatre model, to name a few.

Careers Hub

Need answers to your careers questions? Why not drop into the Careers Clinics hosted by Careers Wales – information, advice and guidance for young people, parents and teachers.

Virtual Reality Headsets

Come and see workplace settings using the Careers Wales VR headsets to show 360 degree videos, giving you a taster of what a career in aerospace engineering, health and social care, leisure and tourism and media could involve.

Take a look inside the Airbus Factory, watch a day in the life of staff members from Zip World, get an insight into filming and design at Tinopolis and follow job roles at a busy NHS hospital.

Live News Board

The Live News Board aims to provide you with the chance to find out about current vacancies available in Wales including, job vacancies, volunteer opportunities, traineeships and apprenticeship schemes. Exhibitors will also post competitions, activities and demonstrations to the board so keep an eye out to find out what’s going on throughout the day!