What’s on at Skills Northern Ireland 2018

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.

Skills Showcase

Items will be 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 Northern Ireland have created.

The items presented in the 2017 showcase included: themed garments created by Fashion Management Degree students; hairstyles showcased on various mannequins; a prize winning traffic light system from an Electronics student; Belfast city recreated as a “Cardboard City”; award winning video games created by computer design students; a 4 stroke diesel engine used by Level 3 Land-based Engineering students; flower arrangement created for the Ireland Heat of the RHS Chelsea Young Florist of the Year Competition 2017; a South African Bridal Headpiece and Necklace; an Oil Level Sensor created by students as a project for Harlequin Plastics.

Careers Hub

The Careers Hub is an area is where you get the chance to have one to one advice from the experts. Topics including careers advice, interview skills, volunteering and starting your own business.

Skills Theatre

The Skills Theatre showcases interactive demonstrations. At the 2017 event demonstrations included musical performances, the use of technology in sport, a PPE challenge, and demonstrations highlighting careers in both science and landscaping.

Live News Board

The Live Opportunities Board aims to provide you with the chance to find out about current vacancies available in Northern Ireland including, job vacancies, volunteer opportunities, traineeships, apprenticeship schemes and any other opportunities. The exhibitors post these vacancies on the Live Opportunities 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!