About the Festival

The Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival is a new interactive event aimed at 14-24 year olds to help inspire them for their future career and to demonstrate the various options available.

For 2020 we will have a wide range of industry and build upon the success of the past four years. The dates for the 2020 event are 4 and 5 March so make a note in your diary.

Groups from schools and colleges will arrive in organised time slots throughout the two-day festival. Individuals are welcome to attend too. The event aims to attract 5000 visitors.

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.

The Festival will be structured around thirteen sectors covering Energy, Advanced Manufacturing, ICT – Digital and Creative, Financial and Business Services, Leisure, Tourism and Culture, Food and Farming, Science and Innovation, Health and Social Care, Construction and Logistics, Education and Training, Public Services, Retail and Enterprise and Careers advice.

The Festival is run on a not for profit basis and the organising partners include: Norfolk County Council, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, Archant, City College Norwich, Easton and Otley College, Beacon East, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and Norwich School.

Exhibitors for 2020:

Access Creative College

Apprenticeships Norfolk

Aviva

BAM Nuttall

BBC Norfolk

Blue Sky Leisure

British Army

British Sugar

Broadland District Council

Busy Bees

Careers in Agriculture and Food

Caring Homes Group

Church of England – Diocese of Norwich

CITB

City College Norwich

College of West Anglia

Cranswick Country Foods

Develop Norwich

Direct Payments Champions NCC

Easton College

ECITB

EEAST Ambulance

EEEGR (Energy Hub)

Ford and Slater

Future Chef

Gardline Ltd

Help You Choose

Hilltops Outdoor Centre

Howes Percival LLP

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Ingleton Wood LLP

James Paget University Hospital

Jeesal

John G Plummer & Associates

John Olivers

JTL

Kier Eastern

Lockheed Martin

Lovell

McDonalds

Morgan Sindall

New Anglia LEP

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust

Norfolk Care Careers

Norfolk Community Health and Care

Norfolk Community Hospital

Norfolk Constabulary

Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council Highways

Norwich University of the Arts

OPITO

P D Hook Ltd

Paston College

Poultec Training

Primary Care – Norfolk and Waveney CCG

Royal Air Force

Royal Navy

Savills

Shadwell Estate Co Ltd

Ship Safe Training Group

South Norfolk District Council

Stageworks Studio

Strutt and Parker

Take your place

Tarmac

The Garage

TML Precision Engineering

UCP Zeller Norwich

University Technical College Norfolk

Wayland Farms

Visit the event

Visit the festival with your family, friends, college or school and get inspired. There is a fantastic variety of guest speakers and workshops and over 50 exhibitors from across a wide range of industries.

Get involved

This Festival 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.