Schools, Groups & Visitors
Talk to apprentices, employees, and students already doing want you want to know about, ask about what you might earn, and how to get the right skills and even the possibility of progression and career opportunities within different companies.
The Suffolk Skills Show will give you ideas about how you can turn your best subjects into the kind of skills and qualifications you need for apprenticeships and ultimately careers that are available with local and national organisations. See demonstrations, watch challenges, and take part in 'Have a Go' events with all kinds of businesses. Turn what you like to do, in to what you do everyday!
Watch a student video from last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhLjZTB6f44
Glen Bunting was studying for his GCSEs when he decided to visit the Suffolk Skills Show after school one day with his dad. Little did he know at the time that this would be a turning point in finding his future career.
Glen was not sure what he wanted to do when he left school but he had a keen interest in engineering and was often found tinkering with old motorbike engines at home. So when he walked into the Suffolk Skills Show and met up with EDF Energy Apprentice Coordinator Roger Barge he was keen to find out more about how he could turn his hobby into a rewarding career. Roger gave Glen a list of the qualifications he would need and some EDF Energy apprentices were on hand to give him first-hand experience into what being an apprentice with the company was really like. The knowledge he gained at the Suffolk Skills Show spurred Glen on to pursue a career with EDF Energy and he registered to attend one of the company’s apprentice open days.
Fast forward to today and Glen is confidently walking about Sizewell B continuing his training at the station. He says: “I have grown up a lot in the two years I have been away from home. I have adapted to living on my own and enjoy my independence. The comradery with the other apprentices at Sizewell B is great, we are all one team learning and working together.”
But as his apprenticeship journey continues, Glen is determined to help others get a foot on the ladder into the industry and volunteered at this year’s Suffolk Skills Show and the EDF Energy open day for apprentices.
For school/colleges you can register your student group’s attendance on this website. Complete the booking form to timetable your visit – please note each timeslot gives you 3 hours at the event. You must book your own transportation - however, a transport subsidy is available to those who book well in advanced, though this cannot be guaranteed.
We are open to all ages from 11+ so come along between 9am and 4.30pm, register on arrival, and collect your site map that will have information about the Exhibitors and Sponsors of the Event and list activities taking place in each sector.
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