The nation’s largest experiential skills and careers event, covering the area of nine football pitches. Leading employers offer have a go experiences and talk to young people about what’s important to them – their futures. Independent careers advisors are also on-hand to give 1:1 expert advice.
Spotlight stages give visitors the opportunity to get close to business leaders and young professionals.
At the core of the event are the National Finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions. Where young professionals compete against their peers for a chance to win medals in their skill and the possibility of representing the UK on the international stage.
Saturday is family day when parents can come along with their family and help their child take the first steps towards a rewarding career.
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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 Avanti West Coast 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.
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.