About the Festival
The Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival is a new interactive event aimed at young people to help inspire them for their future career and to demonstrate the various options available.
For 2021 we will have a wide range of industry and build upon the success of the past four years. The dates for the 2021 event are 3 and 4 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 7500 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 included:
Access Creative College
Blue Sky Leisure
Broadland District Council
Careers in Agriculture and Food
Caring Homes Group
Church of England – Diocese of Norwich
City College Norwich
College of West Anglia
Cranswick Country Foods
Direct Payments Champions NCC
EEEGR (Energy Hub)
Ford and Slater
Help You Choose
Hilltops Outdoor Centre
Howes Percival LLP
Ingleton Wood LLP
James Paget University Hospital
John G Plummer & Associates
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 County Council
Norfolk County Council Highways
Norwich University of the Arts
P D Hook Ltd
Primary Care – Norfolk and Waveney CCG
Royal Air Force
Shadwell Estate Co Ltd
Ship Safe Training Group
South Norfolk District Council
Strutt and Parker
Take your place
TML Precision Engineering
UCP Zeller Norwich
University Technical College Norfolk
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.