The Skills Show inspires and transforms young people’s lives through a series of interactive events held across the UK, changing the way we think about skills, training and apprenticeships. Our national show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event, is held at the NEC Birmingham, 13 to 15 November 2014.
Check out the highlights from The Skills Show in 2013, including special guests Nick Clegg, Matthew Hancock and Theo Paphitis, and our show-stopping Opening Ceremony, plus all the photos
Find out which of our 220 Skills Show Experience events are taking place in your local area
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The Skills Show is an amazing showcase for the vast variety of skills we have in this country. Just as we celebrate our athletes so we champion our skills and inspire young people to make their own mark on industries ranging from engineering to web design.
Creating a highly skilled nation will support our economy, safeguard our industries and improve the prospects of Britain.
The Skills Show has given our pupils a unique insight into the wide range of career opportunities open to them. They have returned to school with new ideas, ambitions and aims for the future, and the excitement and enthusiasm they have shown for different jobs as a result has been exciting to witness."
Skills are of vital importance to economic growth in the UK. The Skills Show has inspired a new generation to get the most from further education, skills and apprenticeships."
The Skills Show is an excellent showcase for the vast array of skills we have here in the UK and hopefully it will provide inspiration to people of all ages and backgrounds."
I would encourage all young people to grasp the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance existing talents with both hands. I have enjoyed some amazing experiences, including the London Olympics, thanks to the skills that I have worked hard to improve."
At City & Guilds, we’re all about helping people gain skills for employment, whilst providing businesses with the talented individuals they need to grow. So we know how important it is to invest in and nurture the talents of our young people – our next generation of industry leaders.
That’s why we’re proud to be a Premier Sponsor of The Skills Show. We have a shared commitment to helping young people fulfil their potential, and to developing the skills and knowledge that industry needs to thrive."