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. It was the only major skills and careers event to take place in Norfolk in 2018 and provides a much needed bridge between business and education. For 2019 we plan to have a wider range of industry and build upon the success of the past three years. The dates for this year’s event are 6 and 7 March 2019 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 to this year’s festival include:

Access Creative College
Anglian Water
Apprenticeships Norfolk
Aston Shaw
BAM Nuttall
Bateman Groundworks
BBC Norfolk
Blue Sky Leisure
British Sugar
Construction Training Specialists
Cranswick Country Foods and Wayland Farms
Easton and Otley College
Gressingham Foods
John Olivers
R G Carter
Ship Safe
Stageworks College
Take your place/ NEACO
The Advice Lounge
The Garage
UCP Zeller
University of East Anglia
University Technical College Norfolk
Voyage Care
West Suffolk College

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.