The Bucks Skills Show is the biggest and best jobs and skills fair in the county; the perfect place for you to learn about your future career options and meet potential employers.
The most recent event in October 2018 saw 3,000 people meet over 100 local and national businesses and get inspired by a range of interactive experiences like using 3D printing technology and diving into virtual reality demonstrations. The event was sponsored by Bosch, and held at The Gateway in Aylesbury on October 12th & 13th.
The exhibitors took the time to promote what they do and explain to young people what they themselves would need to do in order to start a career in a particular sector.
Exhibitors included Bosch, Pinewood Studios, Jaguar Land Rover, Silverson, Buckinghamshire Business First, Cube Video, Mix96, the NHS, and Danesfield House Hotel, while there were speakers from the likes of Google, the Ministry of Sound, ITV News, Winchester Science Centre and the University of Buckingham who shared their stories and advice. The event also featured a new space industries area and a strong showing from the music trade.
The feedback from the 3,000 young people, teachers and parents on the day was awesome:
- 96% rated the Bucks Skills Show as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’
- 93% found the event inspiring
- 99% found the event informative
- 95% rated the employers and range of industry sectors at the event as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’
- 100% found the speakers to be informative
- 95% found the speakers to be inspiring
- 58% felt better prepared to choose their future career or next education course
One parent said afterwards: “My son came away full of ideas about his future! He has been struggling at school and now sees a reason to try harder for his exams so that he gets on the apprenticeship placement he really wants and gets the edge with better grades!”
One of the exhibitors said: “The Bucks Skills Show is cleverly designed for students who not only want to get an idea of what to study in the future, but also want to get the chance to have a practical experience related to their area of interest.”
Tickets for 2019 available soon!
Free general admission tickets for the Bucks Skills Show 2019 will be available soon. Please follow our social media accounts for updates:
You can also visit the Bucks Skills Show website for more details.