EventCity, Manchester
29 & 30 March 2017
The Greater Manchester Skills, Careers and Apprenticeships Show



Exhibiting at Choices offered organisations the opportunity to be part of a great event. It brought together employers, colleges, training providers, universities and career sectors under one roof at one time, to engage with more than 10,000 motivated visitors.

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“A fantastic opportunity to promote what we do within Openreach and to inspire young minds to think about their futures and how we can assist in the careers choices.” BT

5 Reasons why exhibiting at Choices was beneficial to organisations 

  1. Face-to-face contact with the next generation, inspiring and helping inform their future career choices.
  2. Met parents and teachers who can influence the career path a young person may take.
  3. Highlight future jobs and growth areas to attract talent and meet local skills needs.
  4. Met motivated candidates relevant to their apprenticeships, work experience, school leaver programmes, courses, training and vacancies, both now and in the future.
  5. Promote and market their brand, organisation, industry and values to achieve great return on investment.


How we attracted visitors

Choices attracted 10,000 visitors through the delivery of an innovative and targeted marketing and PR campaign.

The campaign included:

  • Interaction with named teachers, tutors, careers advisers and decision makers within all schools and colleges in Greater Manchester to arrange group visits relevant to Years 10,11,12 & 13
  • Social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Instagram
  • A family invite sent direct to households of relevant young people
  • Collaborative working with strategic partners including Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network, Greater Manchester Colleges Group, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, EventCity and many more
  • Dedicated website www.choicesshow.org with up to date information and resources
  • Printed and online media advertising


Choices is a partnership event brought to you by the Careers and Enterprise Company, WorldSkills UK, Prospects and key organisations in Greater Manchester.