The Skills Show Experience →

The Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills and careers event, is helping to shape the future of a new generation. Attracting over 75,000 visitors, the show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people to explore further education, skills and Apprenticeships. The Skills Show is part of Find a Future, the organisation which brings together the nation’s flagship skills and careers experiences.  Join us between 13 – 15 November at the NEC Birmingham.


2013 highlights and photos

2013 highlights and photos

Check out the highlights from The Skills Show in 2013, including special guests Nick Clegg, Matthew Hancock and Theo Paphitis, plus all the photos


Book your place

Book your place

Book your free place at this year’s Skills Show, taking place from Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 November 2014 at the NEC Birmingham


Celebrity support

Celebrity support

World famous photographer Rankin has photographed nine celebrity supporters of The Skills Show who have achieved success in a range of careers


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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.

    "Matthew Hancock
    Skills Minister
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    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.

    "Bernadette Hunter
    Headteacher at William Shrewsbury Primary School
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    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.

    "Theo Paphitis
    Patron, The Skills Show
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    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.

    "Andi Neophytou
    The Edge Foundation
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    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.

    "Sally Walton
    Olympic athlete, speaker at The Skills Show 2012
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    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.

    "Chris Jones
    CEO and Director General, City & Guilds
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