What’s on at Skills Yorkshire & The Humber

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 in Sport, Motor Vehicle & Media Make Up

Presented by Bradford College
Test your hand eye co-ordination and speed with a table tennis challenge to win prizes, race your friends and see how quickly you can change a spark plug or get ready for Halloween early with Bradford College’s media make up team.

Get Skilled in Media

Presented by ITV
Have a go at reading the news and watch yourself back on screen, learn how to film on rough terrain or find out how they make the props on Emmerdale by talking to the experts at ITV.

Get Skilled in Painting & Decorating, Plumbing & Transport Planning

Presented by Leeds College of Building
Get messy trying different decorating techniques including marbling and wood graining, race the clock to make sure pipe work is plumbed and connected properly or use logic to solve the transport planning challenge with Leeds College of Building.

Get Skilled in Virtual Reality, Robotics and Health & Beauty

Presented by Leeds City College
Can you score a penalty using a remote controlled robot? Have a go at welding and panel beating using virtual reality headsets or see the hair and nail demonstrations and test your styling skills with Leeds City College.

Careers Hub

This 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.

Visit the Careers Hub and discover:

• Virtual reality technology and gaming that will allow you to take a tour of a working hotel
• plus think about what you should or shouldn’t wear to an interview.

• Top tips on interview and CV preparation.

• Expert staff offering impartial career advice and guidance.

Make sure you visit the Careers Hub, they are here to help you succeed.


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

Find out ‘what’s in the box’ with Aspire2work and learn out about the exciting range of provisions they have through your sense of touch.

Take a closer look at Craven College’s aviation academy props. Try on the life jackets and have a go at being an air traffic controller using the paddles.

Get a personalised dog tag from the British Army. Have a look at their display of mines, search equipment and ammo or see how their petroleum testing kit works.

Make yourself a smoothie with Interserve Learning using pedal power.

Try the ‘anatomical challenge’ and fit together internal body parts or guess the logos and have a game of top trumps with Teesside University.

Test you dexterity skills with Wakefield College’s buzz wire game.

Build your own raised flower bed or learn all about first aid and CPR with Shipley College.

Have a go on the hot gloves challenges or speak to staff, current apprentices and graduate trainees about opportunities, entry pathways and progression routes with Northern Powergrid.