What’s on at SkillsCymru Cardiff 2018

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 – Building Services in the Engineering Sector presented by the ECA, BESA, JIB and JTL

The atmosphere is set to get electric on Get Skilled 1, with prizes up for grabs for visitors who can successfully wire a circuit. You can also have a go at identifying heat sources with thermal imaging technology on your iPhone or Android and find out how steady your hand is with the Buzz Wire game.

Get Skilled 2 – Emergency Services presented by South Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Can you keep your cool in an emergency? Join South Wales Fire & Rescue in their mocked-up call centre and find out what it’s like to be caught in the middle of a 999 call. You’ll be kitted out with a headset, laptop and a radio and will learn how important it is to keep yourself and the caller calm whatever the emergency may be.

Get Skilled 3 – Construction presented by Cardiff and Vale College

Get a masterclass in carpentry and brickwork from industry specialists and apprentices from Persimmon Homes. With two brickwork arches to build you can challenge your friends to see who can build the steadiest arch in the quickest time. You can also have a go at plumbing and electrical installation.

Get Skilled 4 – Aviation and Aerospace presented by Cardiff and Vale College

The sky’s the limit if you’re interested in a career in aviation, with so many different routes into a career that could take you global. If you’ve always dreamed of being a pilot you can get a taster on a flight simulator, or aspiring aircraft engineers can try out manufacturing a component of a jet. There’ll also be opportunities to try your hand as a member of Cabin Crew.

Ambassadors & Ambassador Hub

Ambassadors from local companies will be roaming the event and will be able to speak to other young people about their own career journeys. There will also be a timetable of apprentices from a whole range of industries available in the Ambassador Hub.

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.

Skills Theatre

Back by popular demand to SkillsCymru Cardiff, and sponsored by Cardiff and Vale College, the Skills Theatre will feature engaging interactive demonstrations from exhibitors. We’ll have a timetable bursting with a whole host of fun activities that will show off the range of opportunities available at the event.

Wednesday 10 October

10:00 – 10:20 Cardiff and Vale College: Live food demonstration from Head Chef at CAVC’s award winning restaurant

10:35 – 10:55 Arts Council of Wales: National Theatre of Wales invites you to participate in this theatrical exploration of the arts.

11:10 – 11:30 Medical Mavericks: The Human Guinea Pig – Inside the NHS… and TOM!

11:45 – 12:05 Cardiff and Vale College: Live semi acoustic set from Level 2 Music students at CAVC

12:20 – 12:40 Big Ideas Wales: Big Ideas Wales Role Model and Entrepreneur will talk about his journey into self-employment

12:55 – 13:15 Arts Council of Wales: National Theatre of Wales invites you to participate in this theatrical exploration of the arts.

13:30 – 13:50 Cardiff and Vale College: Theatrical makeup masterclass – “Coke Can Catastrophe”

14:05 – 14:25 Medical Mavericks: The Human Guinea Pig – Inside the NHS… and TOM!

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16:15 – 16:35 Big Ideas Wales: Big Ideas Wales Role Model and Entrepreneur will talk about his journey into self-employment

17:15 – 17:35 Medical Mavericks: The Human Guinea Pig – Inside the NHS… and TOM!

Thursday 11 October

10:00 – 10:20 Big Ideas Wales: Big Ideas Wales Role Model and Entrepreneur will talk about his journey into self-employment

10:35 – 10:55 Arts Council of Wales: National Theatre of Wales invites you to participate in this theatrical exploration of the arts.

11:10 – 11:30 Medical Mavericks: The Human Guinea Pig – Inside the NHS… and TOM!

11:45 – 12:05 Cardiff and Vale College: Strength and conditioning demonstration from CAVC’s Rugby Academy

12:20 – 12:40 Big Ideas Wales: Big Ideas Wales Role Model and Entrepreneur will talk about his journey into self-employment

12:55 – 13:15 Arts Council of Wales: National Theatre of Wales invites you to participate in this theatrical exploration of the arts.

13:30 – 13:50 Cardiff and Vale College: Performing Arts Showcase from students at CAVC

14:05 – 14:25 Medical Mavericks: The Human Guinea Pig – Inside the NHS… and TOM!

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, 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!