Three days of exciting and inspirational talks from some of the UK’s biggest employers and influencers, in partnership with BAE Systems. We’ll shine a spotlight on both skills and careers, giving valuable insights into a range of sectors, as well as role models to help you to get the career you want.
Thursday: Explore the world of Engineering and Technology. Hear from some of the biggest employers in the sector and listen to the inspirational Roma Agrawal, Lead Engineer for the Shard London.
Friday: Check out some of the biggest names from the Health, Hospitality & Lifestyle and Digital, Business & Creative sectors. Find out how to become a successful YouTuber from the legendary gamer and digital celebrity Grant Hinds
Saturday: An exciting experience for the whole family, we explore Employability and the world of work. Hear from Great British Bake-off winner, primetime TV presenter and best-selling author Nadiya Hussain on her ingredients for a successful career.
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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.
The Windmill Village Hotel, Golf Club and Spa is located only 10 minutes from the NEC and set in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside. The hotel boasts 105 bedrooms, a health club and spa and varying dining options, the relaxed ambience of the Cellar’s or the more formal setting of the Fairways, overlooking our golf course and lakes. Use code NECW for up to 15% off bedroom accommodation.
The Clayton Hotel Birmingham is set in an ideal location in the heart of Birmingham City centre accessible by train and car to all major transport links and only 15 minutes from the NEC from New Street Station, The Clayton Hotel is a perfect base for you to visit the NEC and also enjoy the sights and delights of Birmingham City Centre.
When it comes to wining and dining, we naturally wanted to ensure a range of lip-smacking options was always on the menu.
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