Skills London is a jam-packed show full of interactive, fun, inspiring and informative activities, features and hands-on demonstrations.
We encourage you to try as many as possible and talk to the different organisations to find out more about what the future has to offer you.
This is your chance to learn more about your future options and what employers require of you. Over 200 exhibitors will be at Skills London 2018 and eager to talk to you. Try the interactive features and hands-on demonstrations, get up to date information and great careers advice and, in short, find out more about what the future has to offer you.
We hope that the event will inspire you towards your future career and open your eyes to the many different opportunities available across London and nationally, now and in the future.
Check out our video showcasing the highlights from last year’s event.
The below information is from Skills London 2017, further details for 2018 will be updated nearer the time.
Who will be there?
Click here to see what colleges, universities, training providers and employers exhibited at Skills London 2017.
Get Skilled and Zones
Skills London brings careers, jobs, training and the world of work to life. It’s more than just a chance to hear about careers, it’s a chance to try new skills, take testing challenges and learn about all the options open to you in London.
The whole event is split into zones to help you navigate your route to success. Colour coded to help you find your way round, each zone offers a flavour of what careers, training and help is available in that industry or sector. Get Skilled stands in the zones let you try hands on activities and take away inspiration and souvenirs! The Get Skilled activities are linked to real jobs that you can do an apprenticeship in.
Discover who hosted the Get Skilled stands and the activities that were on offer at Skills London here.
If you want to find out more about the different types of Apprenticeships available or find out about vacancies you can go online apprenticeships.org.uk.
Skills London Features & Talks
Career Ready Talks
The Career Ready Talk theatres showcase a programme of 15 minute bite-size talks or workshops across the two days, aimed at young people. Through these talks exhibitors and sponsors will deliver inspirational short presentations or workshops about the industry they work in, informing and preparing young people for the world of work.
There are two Career Ready Talks theatres:
Employability Career Ready Talks Theatre - Talks will focus on general employability skills such as CV writing, interview tips, confidence building and gaining work experience.
Industry Career Ready Talks Theatre - Talks will focus on Creative, Hospitality, Retail, Leisure, Public Services, Health and Care industries.
Interview Skills and One to One Advice in the Careers & Enterprise Hub
First impressions are so important when it comes to interviewing. Employers make decisions about job applicants within the first few minutes of an interview, and what you wear can play a big part in that. Make sure you get it right and visit Smart Works in the Careers & Enterprise Hub. This completely free, core dressing and interview preparation service achieves consistently high levels of success. The experts will advise you on exactly what to wear to ensure you look fabulous, feel comfortable and have everything you need to help ease those natural nerves. The highly skilled Smart Works team, supported with a range of interview experts and coaches, will give you one-to-one advice in a compassionate and supportive way having you interview ready in no time!
An interview skills pack can be downloaded here.
Tech Feature at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing Zone hosted by National College Creative Industries
National College Creative Industries provides hands-on training for young people and adults who wish to start a career working backstage and off stage in the creative industries. Students and apprentices will be demonstrating the skills learned at The Backstage Centre, and in industry, to create a centrepiece that showcases their talents. This includes programming and operating moving lights, building access towers, setting up a PA system, with a sensational finale every hour. Alongside National College Creative Industries will be employer partners such as The Royal Opera House, National Theatre and White Light who will be demonstrating some further exciting career options.
Showtime Photo Booth will be supplying an animated GIF photo booth for all visitors to snap and share at the event.
What's on - Schedule