ExCeL LONDON, 24 & 25 November 2017, 9.30am - 4pm

The UK's biggest jobs and careers event

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What's On?

Skills London is a jam-packed show full of interactive, fun, inspiring and informative activities, features and hands-on demonstrations. 

We encourage you to try as many as possible and talk to the different organisations to find out more about what the future has to offer you. 

This is your chance to learn more about your future options and what employers require of you. Over 200 exhibitors will be at Skills London 2017 and eager to talk to you. Try the interactive features and hands-on demonstrations, get up to date information and great careers advice and, in short, find out more about what the future has to offer you. 

We hope that the event will inspire you towards your future career and open your eyes to the many different opportunities available across London and nationally, now and in the future.

Check out our video showcasing the highlights from last year’s event. 



Who will be there?

Click here to see what colleges, universities, training providers and employers will be exhibiting at Skills London 2017.

Get Skilled and Zones

Zones Skills London brings careers, jobs, training and the world of work to life. It’s more than just a chance to hear about careers, it’s a chance to try new skills, take testing challenges and learn about all the options open to you in London.

The whole event is split into zones to help you navigate your route to success.  Colour coded to help you find your way round, each zone offers a flavour of what careers, training and help is available in that industry or sector. Get Skilled stands in the zones let you try hands on activities and take away inspiration and souvenirs! The Get Skilled activities are linked to real jobs that you can do an apprenticeship in. 

Discover who hosted the Get Skilled stands and the activities that were on offer at Skills London 2016 here

If you want to find out more about the different types of Apprenticeships available or find out about vacancies you can go online apprenticeships.org.uk.


Skills London Features & Talks


Career Ready Talks

The Career Ready Talk theatres showcase a programme of 15 minute bite-size talks or workshops across the two days, aimed at young people. Through these talks exhibitors and sponsors will deliver inspirational short presentations or workshops about the industry they work in, informing and preparing young people for the world of work.

There are 3 Career Ready Talks theatres located in the following zones;

  • STEM ZONE – Talks in this zone focus on STEM, Business and Finance industries
  • CREATIVE, HOSPITALITY, RETAIL & LEISURE ZONE – Talks in this zone focus on Creative, Hospitality, Retail, Leisure, Public Services, Health and Care industries
  • CAREERS & ENTERPRISE HUB – Talks in this zone focus on general employability skills, such as CV writing, interview tips, confidence building and gaining work experience

The full timetable will be available at the beginning of October.

Interview Skills and One to One Advice in the Careers & Enterprise Hub  

First impressions are so important when it comes to interviewing. Employers make decisions about job applicants within the first few minutes of an interview, and what you wear can play a big part in that. Make sure you get it right and visit Smart Works in the Careers & Enterprise Hub. This completely free, core dressing and interview preparation service achieves consistently high levels of success. The experts will advise you on exactly what to wear to ensure you look fabulous, feel comfortable and have everything you need to help ease those natural nerves. The highly skilled Smart Works team, supported with a range of interview experts and coaches, will give you one-to-one advice in a compassionate and supportive way having you interview ready in no time! 

An interview skills pack can be downloaded here.

Tech Feature at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing Zone 

National College Creative Industries will be hosting a tech feature displaying the specialist education they offer to access work opportunities in the industry. Students will train alongside professionals who rehearse, record and film at The Backstage Centre.

Skills London Animated GIF Photo Booth 

Showtime Photo Booth will be supplying an animated GIF photo booth, which includes built in social media sharing tools for visitors to share their very own GIF at the event!


What's on - Schedule

Construction Hub


Supported by CITB, visitors have the opportunity to meet some of the largest construction projects and property companies in London including; Tideway, HS2, Laing O'Rourke, Telford Homes, Property Needs You, the Chartered Institute of Building and Go Construct. 

Discover what it means to have a career in one of the UK's fastest growing industries. All organisations will provide hands-on activities which gives visitors an insight into the extensive careers available in the design, construction and property sector including; architect, estate agent, civil engineer, construction manager, historic buildings conservationist and more.
Creative Hub

Get imaginative with over 20 separate organisations from the creative industries. Meet ITV, the Royal Opera House, National Theatre, ATG, Sadler's Wells, UK Music, Sae Institute and many more ranging from top London employers to specialist colleges and training organisations. You'll be spoilt for choice within this immersive zone. Get creative and #getinspired!

Design a perfect party outfit 

Here's your chance to be a fashion designer and design your perfect party outfit with Fashion Enter. In its interactive display you will be taken through the complete garment life cycle and learn how an initial idea is turned into a final garment. You will have the opportunity to create a sketch using the inspiration provided and guidance from the Fashion Enter team.

Your design will join the wall of entries on stand number 1040 where it will be later judged by a panel of industry experts. One design will be selected as a winner based on trend, colour, silhouette and fabric. The winning design will be produced in our North London factory!

Live Jobs Board

Visit the Live Jobs Board to see what vacancies and placements are available. Why not visit the exhibitor on their stand and find out more about the role and how you can apply.

Teachers Hub 

Teachers and careers advisers will be able to grab a free tea or coffee and have the opportunity to network with a range of organisations, who are all keen to share up-to-date information on business sectors and services to support your careers guidance work. A series of workshops will take place throughout the day. Further details will be available on 1st October 2017.

Exciting activities from our sponsors 

Activities from Skills London 2017 sponsors will be revealed soon.


  • association of colleges London