The Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event, will take place from 15th-17th November 2012 at the NEC Birmingham, and will provide an opportunity for young people to be inspired and to learn more about vocational courses and apprenticeships.

The show is free to members of the public and is supported by some of the leading names in the Electrics and Electronics industry, including FESTO, which is an official sponsor. Businesses will be showcasing their companies, aiming to attract the brightest talent and provide more information about potential careers. The Skills Show will give young people the chance to meet employers and talk with real people about real jobs. A range of interactive activities are also available for visitors to try.

Skills patron and star of Dragon’s Den, Theo Paphitis, is also supporting The Skills Show to help to raise awareness and recognition of vocational skills and careers.

The ‘Have a Go’ zone offers visitors the chance to get hands on and try a ‘bite size’ taster of a new skill, trade or occupation – including electronics and electrics. Exhibitors include colleges, universities and learning providers from across the UK, there to talk to your group about the different entry routes into a host of career sectors.

A range of live, hands-on skills competitions, awards and activities are also set to take place at the show. Visitors will be able to see a huge range of vocations in action, as the best of the nation’s young talent perform in the WorldSkills UK Competitions.