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Join us at SkillsHumber at the University of Hull on 28 and 29 March 2023, 9:30 – 4pm.

At SkillsHumber, school leavers will have the chance to meet local and national employers and high-quality education providers face-to-face to gain expert career advice and plan their careers. This year, we will be welcoming 4,000 young people to SkillsHumber from Year 10 to Year 13, making it the largest in-person free careers, training, and apprenticeship employment event in Humberside.

SkillsHumber exhibitors come from many different colleges, universities, and industries, bringing a wealth of exciting education and employment opportunities with them. Young people will have the rare chance to access face-to-face professional career advice from experts and speak to current students and apprentices to find out about their experiences.

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Pupils’ who have a clear idea of what they want to do will be able to create a clear plan of action and benefit from the advice of experienced professionals, current students and apprentices who have been through the application process. Those who are undecided could find the spark of inspiration they need to explore different areas and discover what is suited to them. They will also learn about the many routes into work, from work-based learning, vocational courses and traditional academic courses that lead to each career path, including newer qualifications like degree apprenticeships.

Exhibitors advertise all their current opportunities on our live opportunities board within the venue, helping students to find an apprenticeship, vacancy or work experience more easily. There will be stands offering employability and career advice for students on CV writing, job hunting and preparing for interviews. There will also be fun, hands-on activities available to take part in at exhibitor stands for students to gain an insight into the skills they will learn and develop in job roles.

Schools are welcome to bring large groups and there is no limit to the number of pupils who can attend the event from one school. We encourage visitors to register to attend as soon as possible so you do not miss out. We will also provide toolkits to help you promote your attendance via text messages, email and social media and are able to offer a travel bursary to a limited number of schools. Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to request a travel bursary payment.

Optimus Education is part of Shaw Trust, one of the UK’s largest charities. Shaw Trust is a social purpose organisation committed to challenging inequality and breaking down barriers. SkillsHumber brings opportunities to young people of all abilities and our commitment to contributing toward diversity and inclusion in the workplace means that we want to make rewarding, meaningful training, and employment opportunities accessible to everyone. If you would like to discuss your accessibility requirements with our team, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist.

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‘We have been the prime sponsors of trying to put an event on like this because we know we are void of something like this, of this scale, to bring all the partners together to give great careers advice and guidance to young people in the area. We’ve got to put on events of this scale just to make sure that young people locally across Hull and the Humber know what their opportunities are when they leave school, so they can make the right choices and progress into the correct careers going forward.’

Hull City Council, Exhibitor

‘We’re here to promote all the vacancies we have and all the opportunities we have within the NHS. Everyone thinks it’s just nursing, but there are lots more opportunities within physiotherapy, pathology, there are lots and lots of things. I think it gives them the idea that there are lots of opportunities out there, and it also gives them an idea of what grades they will need and the different routes into the professions’

University of Hull Teaching Hospital, Exhibitor

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SkillsHumber at University of Hull
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Yes. You are also welcome to bring a packed lunch.

By car
Use postcode HU6 7RU or what3words address: ///cheeks.battle.booth

By rail
The closest train station is Hull Paragon Interchange where there are regular buses and taxis to take you to the campus.

By bus
Number 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 23 and 121 buses go to University of Hull Campus.

We are happy to provide hidden disability badges, interpreters, and book time in a prayer room or quiet room. Assistance dogs are welcome but must be clearly identifiable and facilities for dogs available on request. Please note that all accessibility requests must be made in advance of your visit so we can make arrangements for you. If you have any requirements not listed here, please contact us at [email protected] to ask for assistance.

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Join us at SkillsHumber at the University of Hull on 28 and 29 March 2023, 9:30 – 4pm.

SkillsHumber, Hull’s largest career, education and training event of the year will be coming to University of Hull on 28 and 29 March 2023. SkillsHumber attracts thousands of young people between the ages of 15-24, along with career leaders and other key influencers, to allow them to explore exciting courses and career pathways. All industries, skills and training providers, colleges and universities are all welcome to exhibit and share the opportunities they have to offer.

No other job fair in the region can offer you the opportunity to meet such a large percentage of your target market, meaning you can have those important face-to-face conversations and share what you have to offer first-hand. We are proud to be able to attract a diverse group of exhibitors at Skills Events, including national and local apprenticeship training providers, employers, colleges and universities, with a broad selection of opportunities to offer. We are interested to hear from all organisations that have apprenticeship opportunities and courses that would be suitable for young people looking for their first introduction to the world of work. SkillsHumber is about presenting choices and streamlining the process from education to work and helping school leavers to find the right role for them, first time.

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As an exhibitor at SkillsHumber, you will be able to promote the specialisms in your industry that young people may not know about, meaning you can prepare for the long term and avoid skills gaps in the future. As part of your exhibitor package, you will be able to advertise your vacancies on our live opportunities board within the venue.

Your input will help the younger generation to unlock their ambition and find a job that suits them, and we hope that you can join us. To find out more about exhibiting at SkillsHumber on 28 and 29 March at the University of Hull, please fill out the short form on our contact us page and we will be in touch. Spaces fill up quickly, so we advise that you make your booking as soon as possible. You can also download a copy of our exhibitor brochure here and emails us [email protected].

If you would like to find out more about exhibiting at SkillsHumber on 28 and 29 March 2023 at University of Hull, please fill out the short form on our contact us page and we will be in touch. Spaces fill up quickly, so we advise that you make your booking as soon as possible. You can also download a copy of our exhibitor brochure here.

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