What’s on at Skills North West


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
Get skilled in: Media
Presented by: Access to Music
Stand in front of the green screen and have a go presenting against different backgrounds or visit the VFX zone where you can try manipulating footage into a variety of environments with the use of effects. Any footage you shoot or manipulate can be sent to you directly after the event.



Get Skilled 3
Get skilled in: TBC
Presented by: Reaseheath College


Get Skilled 4
Get skilled in Logistics
Presented by: The National Logistics Academy
Have a look around the National Logistics Academies lorry, explore the cab and have a go at using the tail lift all while learning about careers in logistics.

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 the region 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

In association with Smartworks
Gain essential interview skills with the interview coaches and learn what to wear to an interview as well as what not to wear.

Skills Theatre

The Skills Theatre showcases local talent and can include dance, drama, music, cookery, hairdressing and floristry.

Live News Board

The Live News Board aims to provide you with the chance to find out about current vacancies available in your region including, job vacancies, volunteer opportunities, traineeships, apprenticeship schemes and any other opportunities. The exhibitors post these vacancies on the Live News Board at the event for you to view. Ensure you take a look so that if any interest you, you 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!

Activities on stands


Have a tour of Health Education England’s ambulance.


Other activities

Visit The University of the Creative Arts and have a go at mono printing.

Don’t miss Bolton College’s interactive robot.

Learn all about the human body in Teesside Universities interactive body parts game.