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

What's on

Alongside the great employers, the event will have a full line up of activities to make sure you gain maximum enjoyment and benefit from your visit.

Show Features


WorldSkills UK Competitions

WorldSkills UK competitions help young people to develop world-class skills and improve standards in industry. During the Choices show, students from colleges in the Greater Manchester Colleges Group will be taking part in ten specially-designed skills competitions which will identify the region’s most talented young people across a range of skills key to regions growing success. Set at the heart of Choices, these competitions will inspire and engage students visiting the event and motivate them to explore where skills competitions could take them.

Your Next Step

Check out this area for a host of great opportunities including live job vacancies, apprenticeships and traineeships, college courses, work experience and placements. It signposts you to the right exhibitors so you can find out more.

Skills Stage

A platform where employers, colleges and training providers have the chance to showcase their organisations’ opportunities, or to provide greater insight into what they have to offer. Ranging from dance routines and live acoustic performances to cookery demonstrations and first aid displays, the Skills Stage provides a great focal point for our visitors.

Careers Zone

A dedicated area housing careers advisers and other experts offering one to one advice and guidance on topics including apprenticeships, CVs, employability skills and applications.

The Staff Room

The Staff Room is a dedicated space for teachers, careers and education professionals where they can network, share best practice and get up to date careers information to benefit their employer and their own continuing professional development (CPD). Alongside a packed seminar programme, a host of resources and advice will be available to help those providing careers guidance to share new ideas and approaches.

Employers, colleges and training providers

A wide range of employers, colleges and training providers, including some of Britain’s leading business, as well as training providers, colleges and other experts, will be demonstrating what they do best, and discussing the opportunities they have on offer for young people. Helping you understand what employers are looking for in their employees and how you can get involved in the opportunities they have available. The activities on offer are run by experts, apprentices or students from the companies who will share their experiences and tell you about their own career journeys.

Have a go skills activities

Highly interactive stands that highlight the top five key sectors give you the opportunity to try different skills and careers to see what you are good at and what you enjoy.

Activities may include a Science & Technology Have a Go with experiments, thermal imaging cameras and an exploration into how technology is incorporated into the items we use in our everyday life, through to a Catering & Hospitality Have a Go with mocktail making, canapé demonstrations, timed napkin challenge and cake decorating.

Spotlight Talks

Spotlight talks provide an opportunity to learn from real people doing real jobs about their careers, how they got started and what is involved on a day to day basis. This is your opportunity to plot your career route into the construction and engineering industries, find out if sport is your future, or discover how to make a career in music a reality.

Learning Experiences

Working models and activities on different exhibition stands around the event. They will help you understand what different colleges, training providers, employers and organisations are offering. The activities are run by experts, apprentices or students from the companies who will share their experiences and tell you about their own career journeys.

 

 

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