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18 October 2017
9.30am – 3pm & 5pm - 7pm
19 October 2017
9.30am – 1pm

Download the latest Group Brochure here to discover more.


Interactive features in the past have included:
  • Stage performances showcasing dance, drama, music, cookery, hair dressing and floristry
  • Building and construction challenges including roofing, brickwork, plastering, tiling and paving
  • Cookery and hospitality taster sessions with cake decorating, flambe, cocktail mixing and bed making
  • Physical challenges such as rock climbing, sporting challenges and buzz reaction testing
  • Wheel change/automotive challenge, wiring circuit boards, energy production, crime scene investigation, science demos, IT coding and many more....

Watch this space for further information about the 2017 show!  Information coming shortly!

What Happened in 2016?

Whatever your dreams or ambitions there will be something to inspire you at Skills Yorkshire and the Humber. The event is the place to try out your future and get hands- on with the exciting demonstrations.

Download the latest Group Brochure to discover more.

Meet 'Z' our new ambassador for skillz for your generation

Linked directly to Generation Z, the cohort after the Millennials, who are technology reliant, social media savvy and live in the right now, ‘Z’ will be an added addition to the provision of information, advice and guidance at the Skills Events. 

Visitors will be given direct information in the form of snapshot posters, ‘Z says…’ which will link to a range of crucial employability, personal or academic skills every student should possess.  Please do keep an eye out for our posts from ‘Z’ on our social media sites and  our ‘Z says…’ campaign at the event.

Get Inspired and Get Skilled

You can discover new talents and try loads of different skills when you get hands on with the Get Skilled zones. Experts are on hand to help you learn something new and try work-based skills.

Get Skilled in Painting and Decorating, Plumbing, Electrical Engineering and Joinery with Leeds College of Building 

Try rag rolling and stencilling, or race against the clock and make sure pipework is plumbed properly. Create an Electromagnet, or challenge yourself by onstructing a small roof.

Get Skilled in Hair & Beauty and Technology with Leeds City College

Have a go at hair styling and special effect make up. Also learn about lego robotics and computer networking

Get Skilled in Media with ITV

Have a go at reading the news, tell the weather forecast and create different lighting moods!


  • Catch a live pop, jazz and classical music performance from the students at Leeds College of Music. Test out the latest music technology in their interactive workshops. Drop by to start your musical journey!
  • Hold onto your horses! Come and have a go on the race horse simulator with Careersinracing and ride right into your next career! 
  • Learn more about what Teesside University students do by taking on their student ambassadors in their interactive games. How will you do in their nutrition top trumps? Or challenge yourself to keep a steady hand under pressure in their anatomical challenge.
  • Watch some food demonstrations from the experts at Cranswick and find out what skills are required in pastry making and butchery.
  • Get creative at Leeds College of Art's dragon frame animation workshop. Used by film makers at Pixar, you can try first hand at their amazing stop motion animation technique.
  • Meet The British Army's Veterinary Corps and their Arms and Explosives Search Dog! Solve the mystery at the Royal Military Police's Crime Scene, or get a dog tag created on their engraving machine!
  • Animal lovers, make your way to the Askham Bryan College stand to meet some of their furry and farmyard friends. Speak to the animal experts and learn all about these fascinating creatures. 
  • Find out all about First Aid with Shipley College by coming and practicing CPR for babies, children and adults. Learn how to apply bandages and slings.
  • Put your sporting abilities to the test with some fun fitness challenges from Leeds United Foundation. Beat other contenders at the Speed Bounce, Grip and Vertical Jump tests.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate at the Nestle Academy stand. Have a go on their interactive simulation of how a KitKat is made in their factories. Be taken through production, enrobing and packing!