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



Come along to Choices – Manchester’s unique skills and careers event - and you’ll be inspired and motivated. Open to young people, families and teachers, the event will help you to consider a range of careers and the various pathways to achieve future success. A visit will ensure you get the best possible start to your career; you’ll be encouraged to make good decisions based on impartial information and advice about your future.

Group Visits

Our team are already talking to teachers, tutors, career advisers and decision makers in Greater Manchester to arrange group visits for students in Years 10, 11, 12 & 13. If you want to visit and have not received a call yet, you can book online or call 01823 362800. Group visits offer great benefits at Choices:


  • Supports teachers and education establishments in ensuring their students can access training, education, career and employment opportunities to make the right future choices
  • Demonstrates your commitment to deliver dynamic, up to date and unbiased careers information, advice and guidance and satisfies OFSTED framework requirements
  • Provides you with employer contacts to ensure students make the connection between education and work and gain essential employability skills
  • Aimed at all abilities, there is something for everyone with a range of exciting pathways on offer
  • Online resources to help you get the most from your visit
  • Take-away inspiration and CPD for you


Download the full group brochure

All schools and colleges in Greater Manchester are invited to attend with free entry for students and teachers and access to a travel bursary fund. Online resources including a lesson plan, career match quiz, student passport and health and safety information, which remove any barriers ensuring great benefits that last long after the event.

We are here to help make your visit as easy as possible, so if you have any questions, just ask!

A travel bursary is available to groups visiting the event and is based on actual numbers attending:
£100 – 45 students, £200 – 90 students, £1 bursary for every student over the first 90. This is applicable for educational establishments in Greater Manchester.

The bursary is based on actual numbers attending and an application form will be emailed to all group leaders after the event. Bursary forms are also available during your visit at the registration desk.




The evening opening on Wednesday from 5pm-7pm is open to anyone, but it is particularly relevant for parents and family groups, as it will enable you, as an important influencer, to get up-to-date help advice and guidance from the experts at the event. This will help you guide your young person to make the right future career decision.





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