The best careers advice in the world and other amazing reasons to come to this fun free event at the NEC

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The UK’s largest interactive fun careers event is returning to the NEC – including more than 100 leading employees, colleges and universities that are ready and waiting to discuss both job and apprenticeship opportunities, alongside educational pathways.

An incredible 72,000 people have already registered to attend WorldSkills UK LIVE (formerly known as The Skills Show) when it returns to the NEC from 15 – 17 November, 2018.

Saturday, November 17 will include a whole range of special events on the performance stages aiming to inspire young people – and you can still get your hands on free tickets for the Saturday by clicking here.



Students can register for free tickets to this year’s show

Organisers of this live and interactive experience are aiming to inspire young people into the wonderful world of work.

Here, they can pick up 1:1 advice from career advisors who will be located throughout the event.

Some of the biggest companies in the UK will also be recruiting young talent, music and rap, and star of 2018’s Love Island Dr Alex George will also be there.

Thousands of apprenticeships, college courses, traineeships and jobs will also be available from the dozens of exhibitors and commercial parters who are attending the event.



Students can explore a number of career options

Throughout the rest of WorldSkills LIVE attendees can also get involved in a Careers Cloud Quiz to help match their career goals and give them some guidance on the areas of LIVE they need to visit.

Technology is also playing a huge part at this year’s event, with WorldSkills LIVE promising to bring to life just how technology can unleash the hidden potentials of young people.

There’s also the Future Tech space, which will showcase the latest gadgets and jobs with companies like Facebook, Rolls Royce, Ocado and Autodesk.

Some of the highlights on Saturday, November 17 include:



WorldSkills UK LIVE returns to the NEC this November

Dr Alex George – Still brushing the sand off his sandals after taking part in ITV’s Love Island this year, Dr Alex is heading to WorldSkills UK LIVE to help attract more young people to the NHS.

He’ll be working alongside his colleagues as well as shedding some light on his career.

Ada Lovelace – An extraordinary tribute to 19th Century mathematician and writer who is now believed to have played a vital role designing the first ‘computer’.

The Rap Scientist – Jon Chase from South Wales has an intense passion for scientific thinking and believes that knowledge should be made available in a way that allows as many people as possible the opportunity to gain access to it.

He was identified by the Guardian in 2008 as education’s next best thing after producing a science rap video for NASA about astrobiology.

The Glam Scientist – Amy King is an inspirational figure that has been obsessed with science since the age of 6. She works alongside the Royal Society of Chemistry and has started her own charity – GlamSci – to encourage more women to enter the profession.

Why skills have become ‘chic not geek’ among the young

Thousands of young people are ready and waiting to become the new high-fliers at WorldSkills UK LIVE – an exciting and immersive event where experts are on-hand to provide advice and guidance.

Dr Neil Bentley, CEO of WorldSkills UK said: “Young people realise skills are for the new highflyers.

“We have turned the tide re the attitude of the young where vocational skills are concerned – they are chic not geek.



Students can try their hand at different careers

“We have created a live and interactive immersive experience to unlock tens of thousands of rewarding pathways to the world of work.

“WorldSkills UK LIVE is a new fresh, concept incorporating entertainment, information, face-to-face exchanges have-a-goes galore.

“It is the best most inspiring money can’t buy ticket in town. There is nothing quite like it.”

• To register for free tickets to Worldskills UK LIVE for Saturday November 17 click here.

You can also download our all-new app.

Click here for iPhone and here for Android

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