The Skills Show

The Skills Show was held at the NEC, Birmingham, on 16-18 November 2017.

The Skills Show is the UK’s largest careers and skills event, offering an unrivalled display of vocational careers, from media and publishing, to retail and healthcare and many more.

The LLEP actively encourages local young people, schools, parents and employers to visit the show, to explore a range of careers in an interactive environment, and to consider the wide range of post 16 and post 18 options and routeways that young people have, including apprenticeships.

There are many reasons to visit this annual event:

For young people:

  • Try bite-size tasters of work-related skills
  • Speak directly with employers about job and training opportunities
  • Hear from top industry speakers
  • Get impartial careers advice
  • Watch live skills performances


  • Access Skills Show curriculum related resources
  • Visit the teacher zone
  • Talk to industry experts
  • Network with other professionals, information, advice and guidance and careers education specialists
  • £200 travel bursary available for groups of 10+


  • Showcase your business
  • Promote new and up and coming vacancies
  • Enhance sales and marketing opportunities
  • Raise awareness of your business through PR and media
  • Promote your brand, products and services on a national scale

To find out more about future shows visit:

Over 7,000 people from the LLEP area visited the Skills Show in 2017.