About the Festival

The Norfolk & Suffolk 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.

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 and Suffolk’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 College, Beacon East, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and Norwich School.

COVID Information: 

Please be aware we will be enlarging the spacing between exhibitors, increasing ventilation in the venue, providing sanitising stations and face coverings will be recommended. 

Exhibitors for 2020 included:

Access Creative College

Apprenticeships Norfolk


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


City College Norwich

College of West Anglia

Cranswick Country Foods

Develop Norwich

Direct Payments Champions NCC

Easton College


EEAST Ambulance

EEEGR (Energy Hub)

Ford and Slater

Future Chef

Gardline Ltd

Help You Choose

Hilltops Outdoor Centre

Howes Percival LLP


Ingleton Wood LLP

James Paget University Hospital


John G Plummer & Associates

John Olivers


Kier Eastern

Lockheed Martin



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


P D Hook Ltd

Paston College

Poultec Training

Primary Care – Norfolk and Waveney CCG

Royal Air Force

Royal Navy


Shadwell Estate Co Ltd

Ship Safe Training Group

South Norfolk District Council

Stageworks Studio

Strutt and Parker

Take your place


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 and Suffolk as they decide which industry to enter.