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Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival

16th October 2019, Trinity Park, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, IP3 8UH

About the Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival

Are you looking to find a career or apprenticeship after school or further education? Maybe you're considering your education options or post 16 progression?

Then come along to the Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival and 'try before you buy', speak to around 100 employers, and discover careers you didn't know existed. 

In Suffolk we have some fantastic opportunities for employment across a range of burgeoning industry sectors. By bringing together employers, schools, colleges and training providers, Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival builds on the success of previous Skills Shows and offers you the chance to work out which careers are of interest to you and match your strengths, then find out the best route to get the right skills for the job.

Schools, Colleges and Universities are invited to bring groups of students to the event, entry to the event is free and Schools and Colleges can claim a subsidy towards transport if eligible.

More details about the sectors and exhibitors coming soon so follow us for up to date information.

Whats on offer?

The Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival together with the sister event in Norfolk are the largest employer-led skills and careers events held in the area.  It typically features over 100 exhibitors and more than 5000 visitors are expected in 2019, following the success of the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 20187 events. 

The event offers young people, and those within their sphere of influence, the opportunity to ‘have a go’ at a range of work related skills, speak to employers from all over Suffolk, many with global operations. It will offer the chance to look at specific careers, talk to people already doing the jobs, and gain an understanding of the routes in to employment or further education.  

For employers the show provides a unique opportunity to showcase their businesses and industry to a large number of local young people, meeting and shaping the employees of the future.

Schools, Groups & Visitors

Talk to apprentices, employees, and students already doing want you want to know about,  ask about what you might earn, and how to get the right skills and even the possibility of progression and career opportunities within different companies. 

The Suffolk Skills and Careers Festival will give you ideas about how you can turn your best subjects into the kind of skills and qualifications you need for apprenticeships and ultimately careers that are available with local and national organisations. See demonstrations, watch challenges, and take part in 'Have a Go' events with all kinds of businesses.

Watch a student video from a previous year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhLjZTB6f44 

Why not check out some of the key growth industries and sectors here on icanbea... before the show to get an idea of what you're interested in?

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