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Wednesday 06th March 09:30 - 15:30| Thursday 07th March 09:30 - 13:30 | Norfolk Showground Arena

Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival

The Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival is an interactive event aimed at 14-24 year olds to help inspire them for their future career and to demonstrate the various options available. It will be the only major skills and careers event to take place in Norfolk in 2018. In 2017 the Festival attracted 5000 visitors from over sixty schools.

Groups from schools and colleges will arrive in organised time slots throughout the two-day festival. Individuals are welcome to attend too.

The Festival will be structured around a number of employment sectors: Energy, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, ICT – Digital and Creative, Financial and Insurance Services, Leisure, Tourism and Culture, Food and Farming, Agri-Tech and Life Sciences, Health and Social Care, Construction, Higher Education and the Armed Forces. It is planned that a Norfolk and Waveney Building Apprentices’ Competition will take place, led by RG Carter.


This is a wonderful opportunity for your organisation to connect with Norfolk’s young people, your potential future workforce, both to demonstrate and talk about the key skills involved in your industry and to break down unhelpful myths. It provides a platform to connect with talented youngsters who could become gifted prospective employees.

How can you get involved? You are invited to exhibit at the event. This Festival offers you a unique opportunity to build your brand in the region and with the people that matter to your business. Importantly, it provides you and your business with a chance to demonstrate your support for the young people of Norfolk as they decide which industry to enter. Exhibition spaces (starting at 2m x 3m) are available from £350+VAT, to cover the cost of the event, including power and light and shell scheme if required; indoor and outdoor locations are available. We will seek to provide media exposure to all those who support this festival.


The Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival is a fantastic chance to discover the huge range of opportunities available to you from across the country and motivate, inspire and offer you the chance to take the next steps towards your career. It will offer you the information and drive necessary to turn your favourite subjects into the right qualifications for an apprenticeship, degree or job.

The Norfolk Careers and Skills festival is a unique opportunity to get inspired for your future. This event is perfect for anyone aged 14-24 to discover the huge range of career opportunities that are available within the county. There will be a wide range of guest speakers and workshops to give career guidance. With over 50 exhibitors from across a wide range of industries, this is not an event to miss. In addition, for school parties it is part of OFSTED’s IAG guidance.

This Festival is promoted by Norfolk County Council, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, Easton and Otley College, City College Norwich, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Norwich School and a number of other partners who care passionately about providing opportunities for the next generation.