What’s on at Skills Scotland Aberdeen 2018

Discover your talent by getting hands-on and trying different skills

View the event guide here and plan your visit in advance!

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.

Stand 1 Get Skilled in Health Care – Presented by NHS Grampian
Test out your skills in health care by having a go with SIM man; a wireless human patient simulator that represents an average size adult patient. As a high fidelity manikin, this will demonstrate core skills in airway/breathing, cardiac support and circulation.

Stand 2 Get Skilled in Science – Presented by Robert Gordon University
Understand how sugar is commonly consumed in drinks, have a go with an electron microscope and view a range of different objects and cells.

Stand 3 Get Skilled in Hospitality – Presented by North East Scotland College
Test your skills in the kitchen with a cooking activity and learn more about the hospitality industry

Apprenticeship Theatre

This will offer a full programme of exhibitor led seminars promoting apprenticeship options for students. Sessions will have a limited number of spaces and booked groups will be given priority to attend.

10:00 – 10:20Skills Development ScotlandFoundation Apprenticeships – Opening Pupils Doors To The Future
10:45 – 11:05British ArmyApprenticeships in the Army
11:30 – 11:50OpitoFind out more about The Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme (OGTAP)
12:15 – 12:35North East Scotland CollegeFoundation Apprenticeship and  School Links Programmes
12:55 – 13:15Royal Air ForceRAF Apprenticeship Opportunities
13:35 – 13:55Skills Development ScotlandFoundation Apprenticeships – Opening Pupils Doors To The Future

Careers Hub – Hosted by Enable Scotland

Receive guidance from the experts including mock interviews, CV writing and employability tips. Prizes to be won for the best candidates!

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

  • Check out a real life army vehicle courtesy of the British Army
  • Have a go at an exciting new downloadable game, which demonstrates the benefits of a career in construction through games-based learning by CITB
  • Take part in the lollipop stick tower challenge by OPITO. Compete with your friends to see who can build the tallest tower!
  • Take part in a STEM feature with Aberdeen Science Centre and get involved with programming a robot
  • Take a look at a giant interactive eye, use a range of eye props and test out instruments to scan layers of the eye with Specsavers
  • Experience virtual reality with NATS and take a virtual look around an operations room at Aberdeen Tower and London Heathrow Tower