Highlights from Skills London 2016
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 2017 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.
Below are some of the highlights from Skills London 2016. Further details about Skills London 2017 will be updated in August 2017.
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.
Who will be there?
Click here to see what colleges, universities, training providers and employers exhibited at Skills London 2016.
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 2016 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 timetables - from 2016
Industry Insights Talks at the Careers & Enterprise Hub
If you're a careers adviser, teacher or parent, don't miss the Industry Insight Talks, hosted by Skills London sponsors; London Councils and London Ambitions and taking place in The Careers and Enterprise Hub. Back by popular demand, the series of inspirational 15-minute sessions from top exhibitors and sponsors, are designed to provide adults with a sneak preview into what different industries would be like to work in and the full range of career routes available. Running throughout the day, the Industry Insight stand offers exhibitors in the Careers & Enterprise Hub the opportunity to talk directly to Skills London visitors about careers and enterprise options for young people.
View the full timetable here.
Interview Skills Dome 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 Interview Skills Dome. 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!
View the session times here
An interview skills pack can be downloaded here.
Tech Feature at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Manuafacturing Zone
Ada, the National College for Digital Skills will be hosting a series of sessions throughout the day to include talks from students who are currently working on apps and other technology products; talks from industry partners and exhibitors including Google, Deloitte and BBC; and talks by Ada regarding current job opportunities within the Digital and Technology sector.
Visit the Tech Feature to find out more on the sessions taking place throughout the day.
What's on - Schedule