The Skills Show is the nation’s largest skills and careers event helping to shape the future of a new generation, by helping young people to go further, faster in their careers.
Attracting over 72,000 visitors, this FREE event provides ‘Have a Go’ experiences that inspire young people to explore careers and motivates them to find out more about the world of work.
Over 200 national and local employers and training organisations will be on on-hand to engage with young people, their parents and educators. There are hundreds of great career ideas to explore, including jobs of the future.
The centrepiece of the show is the WorldSkills UK Competitions finals where almost 600 trainees and apprentices compete in public to win a coveted place representing the UK on the international stage.
Independent careers advisers and other experts are available to give up to date impartial 1:1 advice and guidance on all routes into jobs from live job vacancies, apprenticeships and training opportunities.
Spotlight talks from industry leads give young people insights into specific industries and professions.
Make it a great family day out on Saturday 18 November. Visitors to The Skills Show can show their registration wristband at Resorts World Birmingham Guest Services to enjoy exclusive outlet shopping and dining discounts with the VIP card, which covers brands like Levi’s, Bench, Carhartt, Luke, GBK as well as Vortex Gaming the brand new family entertainment centre. A FREE shuttle bus will be available between the NEC and Resorts World Birmingham.
Popping in for a visit? Need to book a hotel? Head to our Visiting Us page for parking details, handy directions and to scope out all the bargains at Resorts World.Discover More
Coming to visit us soon? Avoid payment queues on the day and save time by pre-booking your parking with us now. Available in our standard & disabled public car parks.DISCOVER MORE
Avis is the official car and van rental partner to The NEC offering all event goers up to 15% off car hire and 10% off van hire anywhere in the UK.Discover more
Travel to your NEC event with Virgin Trains and we’ll give you 20% off Advance ticket fares. No traffic jams, no toilet stops, just sit back and relax.Discover more
Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, 3 miles from the NEC offers affordable luxury. Socialise in the Open Lobby, dine in the Marco’s New York Italian restaurant and arrive using the free shuttle service.
Best Western Plus Manor NEC Birmingham is a luxury hotel where excellence comes as standard. Situated only 5 minutes from the NEC, yet set in the English countryside. With an elegant Georgian façade the hotel also boasts a fabulous Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse. Call us on 01676 522735 and use code MHNEC 15% off bedroom accommodation to book your room today. Or click on Discover More to book on-line. FREE overnight parking to all residents.
Only a short walk to Hall 3 with 170 parking spaces. Breakfast and wifi is included in rooms up to 3 adults. Full menu is available until 10pm followed by snacks. Full bar service.
When it comes to wining and dining, we naturally wanted to ensure a range of lip-smacking options was always on the menu.
Looking for concerts, shows or sporting events? Situated at the NEC site, the Resorts World Arena is home to world class music and live shows.More
Resorts World Birmingham The place to wind down. Home to a broad range of places to eat and drink, from favourites like Miller & Carter and Zizzi to somewhere a little more special like Sky by Waters, plus a little shopping at outlet prices from brands like Levi’s, Nike and Next. Just a few minutes’ walk form NEC Halls 1-5.More