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BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

Official Exhibitors

BMet

With colleges across Birmingham, Stourbridge and Kidderminster, BMet offers hundreds of courses from business to graphic design to animal care. We start at entry level and go all the way up to degree level with various ways to progress, whether it’s through the vocational, practical route or A Levels. We also offer a range of Apprenticeships, so no matter what your educational level is, BMet will put you on the right course for the right student!

Car-O-Liner

Car-O-Liner is the leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of high quality, technologically advanced collision repair systems including equipment, software and data. Integration of our solutions gives you flexible, universal collision repair systems that support the entire vehicle repair process, thereby reducing cycle times, and increasing profits.

DMG MORI

DMG MORI is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end quality CNC Lathes, Machining Centres, state of the art 5-axis machines, Turn/Mill and Mill/Turn as well as Ultrasonic and Laser Technology. The broad product portfolio allows our product to be used in most industries, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Energy and Die and Mold to name just a few. In the UK, DMG MORI employ over 100 people, the majority of whom are skilled engineers, and we understand the importance of encouraging young educated talent into our industry. It is therefore a privilege to work with the UK Skills and support the future engineers through their apprenticeships.

Festo

Festo Didactic (part of Festo Industry) is a global supplier of leaning systems across a wide range of engineering technologies; covering: pneumatics, hydraulics, sensors, robotics, PLC, manufacturing technology, process engineering, mechatronics and Industry 4.0. Our position as an industrial company at the forefront of industrial automation as well as engineering learning systems puts us in a unique position of supplying industrially relevant systems for education at various levels.

Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding solutions, robotic welding and cutting systems, plasma and oxy fuel cutting, and is a leading provider of brazing and soldering alloys. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, Lincoln Electric has 63 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 23 countries, and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices reaching over 160 countries.

SCCB and Bournville College

South and City and Bournville Colleges have recently merged to form one of the largest colleges in the West Midlands. The two colleges with 8 locations across the city provide a wide range of full and part time courses, A Levels, Apprenticeships, and University courses and offer excellent opportunities for our students. Both colleges have exceptional campus facilities in addition to University Centres at Bournville and Digbeth locations.The college has 6 campuses across Birmingham, all with excellent facilities and within easy access. We are committed to ensuring that students have the relevant skills, qualifications and experience for their future careers, whether that is to seek employment or to continue their education at college or university. The college has excellent links with industry, providing opportunities for our students to gain work experience, Apprenticeships and jobs. Our training ensures employers have a skilled workforce for the future.

Walsall college and South Staffordshire college

Graded as Outstanding by Ofsted, Walsall College offers a range of qualifications to suit students’ needs, including full-time, part-time, professional, higher education and apprenticeships. Students can also study up to Degree Level 6 in a range of subjects.

SCCB and Bournville College

South and City and Bournville Colleges have recently merged to form one of the largest colleges in the West Midlands. The two colleges with 8 locations across the city provide a wide range of full and part time courses, A Levels, Apprenticeships, and University courses and offer excellent opportunities for our students. Both colleges have exceptional campus facilities in addition to University Centres at Bournville and Digbeth locations.The college has 6 campuses across Birmingham, all with excellent facilities and within easy access.

Feature Exhibitors

2Sisters

We are one of British business's most compelling success stories of the past 20 years. More than 23,000 colleagues drawn from 36 nationalities help to make a mind-boggling array of some of the finest food in Britain - from pizza to pies, from poultry to puddings, from ready meals to ranges of soup. We started out from very humble beginnings in the early 1990s, and from there 2 Sisters has grown to become one of the leading food manufacturing companies in Europe, producing great quality, great value food.

ABP Food Group

ABP is one of Europe's leading food processors, providing quality beef to customers across the world. With over sixty years of industry experience, ABP has developed a reputation for quality, efficiency and innovation. ABP sources cattle from over 35,000 farmers via strategically-located local abattoirs minimising animal transport distances. The company supplies quality beef, lamb, sausages, frozen and meat-free products to major multiple retailers, discounters, wholesale and manufacturing customers.

Access VFX

ACCESS: VFX is an industry movement striving for better inclusion and increased diversity across the creative sector and the visual effects industry more specifically. Part of our remit is to encourage a new generation of talented individuals to join and remain in our industry.

Airbus

Working at the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer means being part of a high-performance team where, every day, you will exchange ideas and expertise with colleagues from different countries and nationalities, disciplines and backgrounds. It is an opportunity to help design and manufacture the most eco-efficient, state-of-the-art aircraft. Push the boundaries of technology. Explore possibilities.

Amazon

Arla

Arla is a European dairy cooperative with a global reach, owned by 12,700 dairy farmers, around 3,000 of whom are in the UK. We travelled around the country to meet five of our UK farmer owners to hear more about them, their farms and what it means to be part of Arla.

BAM Nuttall

BAM Nuttall is part of the Royal BAM Group, one of the largest civil engineering and construction companies in Europe, with wide range of activities across the world. Within the UK BAM Nuttall operates as a Civil Engineering contractor and can offer employment opportunities across all the main sectors of road, rail, marine, bridges, tunnels, water treatment, and energy and land remediation”

BMW

The BMW Group offers an exciting range of apprenticeship opportunities for exceptional young people via the BMW Retailer Group Apprenticeship Programmes. Training takes place predominantly at the local BMW/MINI Retailer, with specialised training at our outstanding BMW Academy. We offer three-year technical programmes to qualify as a Light Vehicle, Motorcycle or Bodyshop Technician, and two-year non-technical apprenticeships for Service advisor, Parts advisor and BMW Genius.

Busy Bees

Busy Bees Training Academy (part of Busy Bees Childcare) is an OUTSTANDING training provider offering apprenticeships and short courses to the care sector. Our team of specialist training officers are committed to delivering high quality training nationally to develop the skills that employers within the care sector are looking for.

Cargill

Cargill has been active in the United Kingdom since 1955 and now employs over 3,500 people in 22 locations, in Bathgate, Dalton, Hereford (two locations), Hull, Lichfield, Liverpool (five locations), London (two locations), Manchester, Newent, Shobdon, Weybridge, Witham St Hughs, Woking, Wolverhampton, Worksop and York. Cargill also has an agriculture joint venture with Allied Grain (part of ABF), under the name Frontier Agriculture.

CITB

SkillBuild, delivered by CITB, is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices. A series of competitions sees the very best compete against each other to be crowned a winner in their chosen trade and appear at The Skills Show 2017.

CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world's IT (Information Technology) industry. IT plays a vital role across every industry sector and is continually transforming the way we live, work and interact. Come and visit us at the CompTIA arcade and work through the fun ‘have-a-go’ activities to get a feel for the skills associated with an IT career and win tickets which can be traded for prizes.

Dyson

Engineering is at the heart of Dyson. It's in our lifeblood. We rethink everything. We are spurred on by technological discoveries and how we can turn these discoveries into useful products. We strive for perfection. The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology will teach the next generation of engineering enthusiasts. It's for people with a passion for solving problems and a fascination for how things work. Join us and be immersed in technology.

EEF

EEF is the representative voice of British manufacturing, both in the UK and Europe – fighting for more than 5,000 businesses and our 2,000 direct members for the last 120 years. At our state of the art training centre in Birmingham we train over 300 apprentices each year for a range of leading engineering and manufacturing organisations.

FTA (Freight Transport Association)

Freight Transport Association (FTA) is one of the UK’s largest trade associations and represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air.

Go Construct

Construction is a career like no other With 179,000 new construction jobs to be created in the UK in the next five years, Go Construct encourages people from all backgrounds to consider a career in construction. Created by industry members and funded by the CITB levy, Go Construct provides a range of exciting and engaging information for new entrants to discover construction careers.

Health Education England

Are you interested in health but aren't sure where to start? With more than 350 health careers available, there really is something for everyone. Visit the Health Careers stand and meet real NHS staff - you can even try your hand at some different health skills!

Heineken

HEINEKEN is the UK’s leading cider and beer producer and the name behind iconic drinks brands such as Strongbow, Bulmers, Heineken®, Foster's, Kronenbourg 1664 and Desperados, together with a full range of speciality brands. We employ around 2,000 people across our 8 sites in the UK. We have breweries, cider plants and offices in Edinburgh, Tadcaster, Manchester, London, Hereford and Ledbury.

HS2

HS2 will be the new high speed backbone of Britain's rail network, but it’s much more just a railway railway. It is a catalyst for growth: revitalising the country, creating new opportunities for jobs and skills, regenerating towns and cities, and bringing us all closer as a nation. Opening in three phases between 2026 and 2033, the new network will connect eight of Britain’s ten largest cities, making it faster and easier to travel for work, business and leisure.

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Jaguar Land Rover Retailer Apprenticeships

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands. The company employs almost 38,000 people globally and supports around 275,000 more through our dealerships, suppliers and local businesses. We are looking for the next generation of outstanding apprentices join our team, working within one of our premium retailers as an apprentice Service Advisor, Parts Advisor, Sales Advisor or Service Technician.

Jewson

With branches from the Scottish Isles to Penzance, you’re never far away from great service, expert advice and the highest quality timber, building materials and services from Jewson. Since opening its first branch in 1836, Jewson has expanded to offer the widest range of products and materials from everyday items like timber and bricks, to landscaping and roofing. Across the UK, the builders’ merchant also has specialist tool hire and kitchen and bathroom centres.

Kier

Fancy learning more about over 2,000 different careers all at just one company. Visit our stand and answer 8 fun questions to create your very own awesome avatar which you can then share on social! Speak to people who work at Kier, find out why they love what they do, and learn more about the vast range of jobs on offer and all the ways of getting in to the industry. Find a career to suit you and play a key role in Shaping Your World.

National Apprenticeship Service

The National Apprenticeship Service supports the delivery of apprenticeships in England, offering free, impartial advice and support to employers and learners. Leading businesses now offer high-quality apprenticeships, meaning young people can ‘get in and go far’ with an apprenticeship. They can gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed, in some cases up to degree level, while working and earning. Interested in starting an apprenticeship? For more information search ‘apprenticeships’ on GOV.UK

MBDA

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with over 10,000 employees in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the United States. With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA offers a wide range of advanced weapon systems for Air, Sea and Land platforms. MBDA is also ranked 12th in the Sunday Times Top 30 “Best Big Companies to Work For”

Mitchells & Butlers

Mitchells & Butlers is one of the largest operators of pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK. With 16 brands over 1700 locations, our apprentices can find themselves cooking a delicious steak in Miller & Carter, pouring the perfect pint in O’Neills or serving a family dinner in Harvester! So take a look at our Apprenticeship Menu and find the right career for you!

Muller

Müller is a dairy company with the will to win, the drive to succeed and the ambition to get there.

Nestlé

We are a major player within the UK and Irish food industry employing 8,000 employees across 20 sites. We are one of the UK and Ireland's food industry’s major exporters, exporting almost £350m worth of products every year to over 70 countries around the world.

National College of High Speed Rail

The National College for High Speed Rail is the largest of five national employer-led colleges created by the Government to help British students develop world-class skills. With state-of-the-art campuses in Birmingham and Doncaster, the college offers cutting-edge professional courses providing training for the high-tech engineers, managers, designers, apprentices and advanced manufacturing talent needed for the UK’s High Speed Rail industry as well as other major British infrastructure schemes

Premier Foods

Royal Mail Apprentice Programmes

Our apprentices are pivotal to the future of Royal Mail. Their passion and enthusiasm extends to every element of what they do. And as the UK's third largest employer, we offer apprenticeship and trainee management opportunities on a different scale to other businesses. The service we offer our customers is absolutely essential to people and companies across the country, so to make it happen we need people who truly love what they do.  We deliver six days a week to more than 29 million addresses across the UK. Our vision is to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe. But we can't do that without attracting the very best talent. So we offer apprenticeships that give a genuine insight into Royal Mail and our processes, and trainee management schemes that offer a fast-track into the business. Our Apprenticeships:  1. Vehicle Maintenance 2. Engineering 3. Project Management 4. Technology 5. Logistics Management

Sertec

Sertec are PROUD! Proud to deliver world-class engineered components to world-class automotive customers, it’s in our DNA! Sertec’s story began in 1962 when a very young Harry Mosedale, founded a tool and Jig manufacturing business and we have now grown to become one of the largest independent suppliers of presswork and assemblies in Europe, operating across 10 sites. An engineering apprenticeship with Sertec isn’t just a job, it’s your future!

SSC

Fulfil your potential and work in thriving industries where you’ll be in demand. Get hands-on and gain practical real world skills and qualifications at South Staffordshire College. We have campuses in Lichfield, Tamworth and Rodbaston and we will help and support you every step of the way.

Tarmac

We are the UK's leading sustainable building materials & construction solutions business. Our innovative services and solutions help to create a more sustainable built environment. A career at Tarmac isn't just a job. It's a chance to shape the world we live in, our graduate and apprentice development programmes provide relevant, hands-on experience, first-class learning and development and outstanding support. Tailor-made for ambitious individuals who are determined to make their mark.

Tasty Careers

Tasty Careers is your one stop shop to finding a Tasty Career in the Food & Drink industry. If you want to find out more about a specific career in the industry, hear from people already in the industry or are finding job hunting a bit unsavoury, then look no further – we can help! A career in the Food & Drink industry is a whole lot sweeter, so use your waffle and take a look!

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited

Toyota Manufacturing UK produces Avensis, Auris, Auris Touring Sport and Auris Hybrid models at its vehicle manufacturing plant at Burnaston, Derbyshire, and petrol and hybrid engines at its engine manufacturing plant at Deeside, North Wales. In 2016, TMUK produced 180,425 vehicles, 282,518 engines for export and local assembly at plants across the world. To date, Toyota has invested over £2.5 billion into its UK manufacturing operations and currently employs around 3,000 members.

UCB

University College Birmingham (UCB) specialises in vocational courses for post-16 study, offering varied work placements, and was judged outstanding in its most recent Ofsted inspection. UCB delivers VRQs, Diplomas, BTEC, National Diplomas and apprenticeships across a broad curriculum including hairdressing & beauty therapy, theatrical & media make-up; health, social care & youth work; sport; business; travel and tourism; childcare & education; chefs and bakery; and food service and hospitality.

Have a Go providers

Amada

AMADA are a global leader in sheet metal processing equipment, including laser cutters, punching machines and press brakes. Within the UK, AMADA have one of the largest service support and engineering teams. Punch press and press brake tooling, automation systems and software packages are also available. AMADA UK have been proud sponsors of the UK Skills and World Skills competitions since 2011.

Costa

Costa is the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for six years running (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & December 2015). With 2,000 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,180 in 30 overseas markets, Costa is the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK.  Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa has become the UK’s favourite coffee shop chain and diversified into both the at-home and gourmet self-serve markets. Costa is committed to looking after coffee-growers. That's why we've established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity. The Costa Foundation's aims are to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 53 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.

Dudley College

Dudley College of Technology is an Ofsted “outstanding” provider offering a range of technical and vocational courses for school leavers, adults, higher skills learners, employers and apprentices. The levels available are from Entry level (no previous qualifications) through to undergraduate degree level. Our range of courses span from administration to zoo-keeping so we really do have it all. With £54m+ invested in new teaching and learning facilities since 2011, across the Dudley Learning Quarter,  the college  provides sector leading training facilities in which to study. Our most recent investment: the £12million Dudley Advance II- our Centre for Advanced Building Technologies, offers a cutting edge curriculum in digital applications for the construction industry. With over 40% of all students studying a STEM related subject we are building a successful future for all of our learners today.

Leicester College

At Leicester College, we’re proud to be a thriving, modern and diverse place to study, providing for more than 26,000 students. Our learners come from a diverse array of backgrounds and each have different ambitions and goals. Students from across the country, as well as overseas, choose to study with us and we pride ourselves on giving everyone an exceptional college experience.

Middlesex University

With more than 130 years' experience, Middlesex University puts students first and provides expert teaching informed by inspiring research and practice. The university strives to transform the lives of its students, working closely with industry and businesses to ensure that students have an excellent experience whilst studying and gain the skills for inspiring careers.

Princes

Princes is one of the UK's leading food and drink brands. Its delicious meals, snacks and refreshments are enjoyed by millions of people every day.

QinetiQ

QinetiQ is a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets. QinetiQ is dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers. We combine the dedication and creativity of our people, our unique science and engineering expertise, and our distinctive facilities to equip customers with powerful solutions to help them meet challenges that define the modern world.

Solihull College

Solihull College is an exciting, innovative college with state-of-the-art facilities including a virtual reality lab, aircraft hangar, flight simulators, industry standard science labs, an animal care centre housing hundreds of exotic species and more! With full-time courses, apprenticeship and progression routes up to degree level, Solihull College & University Centre offers you a route direct to the career that suits you. Choose the subject you love and study it full-time.

South Cheshire College

South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College merged on 1st April 2017 to create a new Further Education College for Cheshire. The newly merged College operates across three state of the art campuses (Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester) and two local authorities making a positive impact on more than 11,000 students and 1,400 apprentices and continues to provide innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, an exceptional working environment as well as contemporary equipment and facilities.

VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics is the leading supplier of educational and competition robotics around the world. The VEX IQ (Key Stage 2 & 3) and VEX EDR (Key Stages 3, 4 & 5) are used in classrooms across the UK in Design & Technology, Engineering & Computer Science. The VEX Robotics competition programs are the largest and fastest growing in the world. VEX Robotics is a Global Partner of WorldSkills International and recently led on the development of the first Junior Skill - Junior Mobile Robotics at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi.

Exhibitors

Access to Music

Access to Music is a renowned music, media and college offering a wide range of music and media courses and training opportunities in the UK. We have produced a number a talent including Rita Ora, JP Cooper and Stephanie May, the Head of Music at Virgin Radio. However, we are acclaimed for kickstarting the career of Ed Sheeran - who is now our patron!

Adande & MCS Tech products

Winning major international awards, the easy-clean unique patented Adande is the first significant innovation in refrigeration for over 70 years - with its insulated container, protected and warranted seals, robust construction and low-velocity cooling, Adande can be fridge and freezer (+15 to -22°C) and makes refrigeration more reliable and energy efficient than conventional equipment. Extended storage times and precise temperature control ensures top quality food every time. The original and best, ONLY ADANDE has ‘HOLD THE COLD’ technology!

Aimhigher

Aimhigher West Midlands works to improve social mobility by widening participation in higher education through programmes of outreach activity.

Aldi

We are a discount supermarket offering high quality products at incredibly low prices. With 9000 stores worldwide and over 60 years’ experience in retail we are one of the fastest-growing dynamic companies in the UK (and the world) today. We recruit for Stores, Logistics and Driver Apprentices every year. We offer a 3 year management programme where you will achieve a Level 2 & Level 3 qualification in either Retail, Driving Goods Vehicles or Warehousing & Storage. You will need to have GCSEs in Maths and English grade A-C / 4-9 or equivalents to apply. Please apply online.

Army

Joining the British Army, you’ll get much more from life than you ever would with a civilian career – you’ll have the opportunity to do something that really matters, with a team that are like family to you. The sense of belonging in the Army is next level: when you’ve trained with each other and overcome new challenges you build bonds that last a lifetime, and see you through whatever life throws at you – on and off the battlefield. Find where you belong. Join the British Army.

The British Red Cross

The British Red cross are dedicated to helping people in crisis. This means that we are dedicated to finding committed volunteers who are passionate about making a difference. We are offering numerous volunteering opportunities as well as internships and placements. As the largest humanitarian organisation in the world, we are dedicated to providing developmental and training opportunities to our staff and volunteers in order to ensure our beneficiaries receive the best service.

The Careers & Enterprise Company

The Careers & Enterprise Company was set up by government in 2015 to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. Our role is to be the national network that connects schools and colleges, employers and careers programme providers to create high-impact careers opportunities for young people. We follow four key principles to do this: 1. Test, learn and adapt 2. Build on what works 3. Work nationally, tailor locally 4. Enable and convene the best programmes

Careersinracing

Do you want to work with horses? Come and talk to us about careers, jobs & apprenticeships in horseracing. You can have a go on our racehorse simulator and see what it’s like to ride a racehorse. Racing has lots of opportunities and is a great place to work!

Cadent

As the UK’s largest owner and operator of gas distribution networks in the UK, we distribute gas to approximately 11 million homes and businesses – that’s half of the UK! There’s no better time to work in the gas industry than now. With an exciting future ahead of us, working for Cadent means you will join a company who will play a big part in shaping the Future of Gas.

Colleges Northern Ireland

Colleges Northern Ireland is the sectoral body for Further Education (FE) Colleges in Northern Ireland (NI). There are 43 NI competitors taking part in this year’s Skills Show. The 7 FE Colleges – all of which have students competing are - Belfast Metropolitan College (BMC), Northern Regional College (NRC), North West Regional College (NWRC), South Eastern Regional College (SERC), Southern Regional College (SRC) and South West College (SWC) and College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE)

De Montfort University

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) achieved the highest possible Gold standard in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), putting DMU in the top third of universities. DMU were named the fifth best university for overall teaching excellence, and the best university in the country for helping students find highly skilled work or further study, in a league table produced by higher education experts Wonkhe based on TEF analysis.

Electude

Electude is the world's leading automotive e-learning company with clients in over 50 countries and availability in more than 30 languages. Electude offers a complete automotive curriculum with lessons, quizzes and simulations.

The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills

The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills is a flagship training facility, open for business in September 2017. In response to gaps in skills and provision highlighted by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, the Elite Centre will deliver specialist apprenticeships and short courses as part of a collaboration between six major organisations. Black Country LEP, University of Wolverhampton, CMF,CBM ICME. The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills will provide specialist training in: Toolmaking, Foundry, Patternmaking, Metalforming/Forgin, Advanced Computer Numerical Control

Fit 2 Learn

Greenpower

At Greenpower Education Trust we inspire young people around the world to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through a unique challenge: to design, build and race an electric car.

IBM

Are you passionate about developing your skills and building your career with a global leader? This is your opportunity to join a company where you can do work that matters – we are IBMers, and that’s what we do. World-class learning opportunities, mentoring and a flexible work environment -- you will find a wealth of opportunities within IBM to create the career you’ve always imagined.

icould

icould icould.com is a free-to-use careers website, packed with ideas and information to help you make better choices about your future. Take a clear and balanced look at possible routes and next steps: • Identify your strengths with The Buzz Quiz • Bring the world of work to life with over 1000 real-life video stories • Explore essential job data on pay and future employment • Get tips and advice from industry experts

Institute of Road Transport Engineers

SOE is a membership organisation committed to supporting transport engineers and, through our professional sector IRTE, are official sponsors of the Skills Show heavy vehicle competition. Our accreditation schemes, such as irtec, are designed to give recognition to technicians for their competence and helps individuals make the most of their skills. We also offer careers advice, training, mentors, CPD and registration to the Engineering Council

IMI

The Institute of the Motor Industry helps young people on their path to a career in the motor industry through support, learning and student membership

Imperial Commercials DAF

IMPERIAL Commercials is the UK’s leading specialist Commercial Vehicle Dealer Group, operating truck and van franchises from 39 locations nationwide, and are committed to supporting truck and van operators to the highest standards, maximising vehicle availability and uptime. In conjunction with Skillsnet and DAF Trucks, IMPERIAL Commercials can offer you an Apprenticeship in Commercial Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. We currently have 60 Apprentices in training.

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose

LifeSkills

LifeSkills created with Barclays is a free employability programme which equips young people with the key skills they need for the 21st century workplace. The programme focuses on three core modules; work skills, people skills and money skills covering CV writing, interview skills, problem solving, creativity and communication. Free resources are available for any educator to use and young people can learn independently through the LifeSkills website.

Lloyds Banking Group

At Lloyds Banking Group, we all share a common purpose to make a positive difference to people, businesses and communities across the UK. Through the country’s most recognised financial brands like Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland, we provide services to over 25 million customers. It’s an incredible time to join us and be part of our journey to become a bank of the future.

Milkround School Leavers

Not quite sure what you want to do or what your options are when you finish School/College? Milkround School Leavers is your go to career resource for finding the perfect apprenticeship or school leaver programme. We have various alternative options to university and our advice pages will help direct you to make the best decision for your next step.

Mitutoyo

World leading manufacturer of precision measuring equipment, has an extensive range of over 6,000 products dedicated to dimensional metrology from hand held instruments to 3D Coordinate Measuring Machines; Sales, Service & Calibration facilities in more than 40 countries and representation in over 80. Mitutoyo UK also offers City & Guilds accredited Training, UKAS-certified Calibration, Sub-contract measurement and Bespoke systems for challenging measurement and handling solutions.

National Schools Employability Challenge

NSEC, brought to you by RateMyApprenticeship and PwC, aims to increase young peoples' knowledge and understanding of career options post A-levels and develop their employability skills through a series of online stages with application and interview questions. Each month, Champions will be selected to attend the final event at PwC’s offices, where one student will win paid work experience at PwC and an iPad mini. Two runners up also win paid work experience with PwC.

Nationwide Accident Repair Services

Nationwide Accident Repair Services are a complete vehicle repair services group offering a solution for accident repair, vehicle maintenance and accident management solutions. We operating throughout England, Scotland and Wales, with over 120 repair centres. 80+ Mobile Repair vans, 50+ dedicated glass repair vans and UK based contact centres. Around 320,000 vehicles pass through our expert hands every year. The Nationwide Apprenticeship Programme offers a wide range of opportunities both Technical and Commercial disciplines.​

North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College’

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College is a leading college group based in the Midlands. We formed in 2016 when North Warwickshire & Hinckley College and South Leicestershire College officially merged. Our Mission: ‘to achieve success through learning’. We are committed to working in partnership with local, regional and national employers to ensure that they deliver the skills training that industry needs today and in the future.

Northumbria University London Campus

QA Higher Education works in partnership with Northumbria University to deliver courses at the London Campus and Pathway programmes at the City Campus in Newcastle. The London Campus offers industry-focused Business, Computing, IT and Project Management courses amid the buzz of London’s business and financial district.

Nova Training

Visit our stand and enter our Formula 1 wheel change competition, have a coloured hair extension or your nails painted. Nova provides Apprenticeships, Study Programmes and Traineeships which are great alternatives to School and College. You can find us in Birmingham, the Black Country, Herefordshire, Norfolk, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. We cover vocational areas including Motor Vehicle, Construction, Hospitality, Business Administration, Retail, Warehousing, Sales, Customer Service & Hair and Beauty.

QA Higher Education

QA Higher Education are a private UK higher education provider working in partnership with universities, colleges and education specialists in the UK to recruit, market and deliver a range of programmes from foundation level, to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We partner with the following institutions: Northumbria University Ulster University University of Roehampton

RAF

If you’re looking for a career with big rewards, why not consider one of the 50 exciting roles with the Royal Air Force? Our stand includes one-on-one careers clinics and state-of-the-art technology to chart your pathway from student to high-flyer. Walk in our shoes – take part in life-like RAF missions as part of our dynamic team. Watch and learn – enjoy our thrilling short film to learn what work – and life – is really like in a world-class organisation. Experience our way of life.

Rollins

Rollins Group is one of the leading distributors of professional American and European hand tools. Our Marshalltown range offers market leading brick and plastering trowels as well as other trowels and tools essential for the building, plastering, drywalling, concreting and tiling trades. The Estwing range of hammers and striking tools includes claw, framing, club, drywall, engineers, bricklayers and dead blow hammers as well as axes, geological tools and pry bars.

Royal Navy

A job in the Naval Service means adventure, camaraderie – and lifelong prospects. Every day you make a difference. And no two days are the same. You could be policing the world's oceans, delivering humanitarian aid when natural or man-made disasters strike. Or you could be deployed in combat. No matter what job you do, you'll be a key part in operations around the world. Are you ready to go places? To find out more search royalnavy.mod.uk/careers or call 03456 07 55 55

Schools Week and EduWeek Jobs

EduWeek Jobs is a new recruitment solution from FE Week and Schools Week. At Schools Week, our editorial content is strong on policy news, which attracts switched-on, highly engaged readers. This makes EduWeek Jobs the ideal place to advertise your roles in the Schools sector. Our specialist readership means your adverts will be seen by talented staff in the world of education, guaranteeing maximum quality exposure.

Severn Trent Water Ltd

We do something incredible: we supply eight million people with almost two billion litres of water, every day. From rivers to reservoirs, across the UK, we’re connecting communities with the world’s most precious resource. We live in a fluid world. The water industry is changing and we’re moving with the current. Our vision is to become the UK’s leading water company. Achieving it will take fluid thinking.

TARGETcareers

TARGETcareers’ mission is to help young people aged 15 to 18 make choices about their future by providing expert information and advice on the range of career possibilities available. Whether they are considering going to university, joining a sponsored degree programme or degree apprenticeship with an employer, or taking another type of school leaver scheme such as a higher apprenticeship, TARGETcareers can help them take the next step in their education or career.

Technicians Make it Happen

Technicians Make it Happen aims to raise awareness and perceptions of the role technicians play in driving the UK economy, and encourage and educate young people with a talent for STEM subjects, their teachers and parents, to consider the benefits of a career as a technician.

Teesside University

Teesside University is a leading university with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions. We offer a wide range of courses all designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge that employers value. We’re the top university in England for long-term graduate prospects (Government longitudinal educational outcomes data).

The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing

BINDT is a professional engineering institute that has been working with lead provider Rolls-Royce and many other employers to develop three apprenticeships offering rewarding roles in the exciting field of NDT. Successful apprentices could become key engineering personnel in industries such as aerospace, motorsport, power generation, manufacturing, rail, oil & gas (on- and offshore), marine and construction, in roles performing vital safety-critical testing and inspections.

Toshiba

Our award-winning systems provide a comfortable, high productivity environment in residential, offices, shops, hotels, healthcare, universities and leisure centres. The range from small compact systems through to large VRF systems covering all cooling and heating requirements. Toshiba is committed to offering customers the best and most efficient technology, supported by the highest levels of service and aftercare.

Totalkare

TotalKare Heavy Duty Workshop Solutions are the UK's number 1 supplier of Heavy Duty Lifting Equipment to commercial workshops for the truck, bus and coach, waste and repair industry. Employing engineers throughout the UK and at our headquarters in Halesowen, Birmingham we are always looking to invest in the next generation of engineers to work in a field or factory based role.

UK Music

UK Music is the umbrella organisation which represents the collective interests of the UK's commercial music industry - from artists, musicians, songwriters and composers, to record labels, music managers, music publishers, studio producers, music licensing organisations and the live music industry. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright

Ulster University London and Birmingham branch campuses

Ulster University’s London and Birmingham branch campuses are delivered as part of a partnership between the University and QA Higher Education. The branch campuses offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business and computing subjects in professional learning environments. Our focus is to ensure graduates don’t just have a degree, but are highly employable and motivated individuals ready to function in a dynamic business environment. The programmes at the branch campuses are validated by Ulster University and are taught by QA Higher Education.

Unite the Union

Unite is Britain's largest trade union with 1.42 million members across 20 different private, public and voluntary sectors including manufacturing, construction, public services, transport, food and finance. Unionlearn is the learning and skills arm of the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Trade unions work to protect employee rights for members through collective bargaining. Unionlearn assists unions to deliver learning opportunities for members, and manages the Union Learning Fund (ULF).

University of Central Lancashire

The School of Forensic and Applied Sciences is internationally-recognised and aims to provide an unrivalled student experience in both teaching and research in order to equip highly-valued graduates for lifelong achievement in the global market.

University of Roehampton London Holborn, Birmingham and Manchester centres

QA Higher Education also partner with the University of Roehampton to deliver undergraduate 3 and 4 year degrees at additional locations within London, Birmingham and Manchester. The programmes are validated by the University of Roehampton and taught by QA Higher Education staff.

University of Wolverhampton

Our Higher and Degree Apprenticeship programmes cover a wide variety of sectors and professions, helping to meet the needs of businesses. So, if you’re looking to combine university study and higher level skills development with on-the-job experience, a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship could be for you.

Volkswagen Group Apprenticeship Programme

Volkswagen Group (VWG) encompasses premium brands such as Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Trade Parts Specialists, Volkswagen Body and Paint, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Passenger Cars. We are looking for passionate, customer focused people to join our Apprenticeship programme and work in one of our retail centres as a Service Technician, Service Advisor, Parts Advisor, Paint Technician, Panel Technician or Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician.

Vocational Training Charitable Trust

Launched in 1962, VTCT is a specialist awarding organisation (AO) and is currently the market leading AO for the Hair and Beauty sectors. As a longstanding sponsor of the WorldSkills beauty therapy regional and national heats, VTCT is in attendance and exhibiting at the Skills Show and overseeing the competitions. Our staff will have the latest information on our qualification offer, including Apprenticeship support and our Technical Level Qualifications.

Welcome Skills Ltd

Welcome Skills is a fast growing national training provider with a track record in delivering training to employees and employers within the Hospitality industry; commencing trading in 2003 and successfully developing a strong brand in quality training. Our mission is to provide outstanding training as a one stop shop for business training and services. Listening to our clients’ needs and providing invaluable support and advice for the long term.

Welsh Government

The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales with responsibility for the economy, education, health and the Welsh NHS, business, public services and the environment of Wales. The Economy, Skill and Natural Resources (ESNR) Group looks after a wide range of subject matter that includes building a strong economy, developing a world-class transport system and creating a highly-educated, highly skilled high employment Wales.

WorldSkills UK Scotland

WorldSkills UK Scotland champions & drives excellence in workplace skills through competition by encouraging local competitions & supporting regional competitions.

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British Florist Association

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Middlesex University

Natspec

NET (National Electrotechnical Training)

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Florismart

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Jewson

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Lincoln Electric

Matco Tools

MCS Tech

Mitutoyo

Morelli

Portland Stone

Royal Navy

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The Institute of Road Transport Engineers

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3M

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Dean & Wood

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EAS Mechanical UK

Easy Dry

Edmundson Electrical

Electude

Ellisons

FAB Recycling

Felder Group

FESTO

Fieldpiece

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Glasgow Clyde College

Glasurit

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H+S Aviation Limited

Henry Ford Academy

Highbury College

Hill-Rom

Honeywell Controls Ltd

HS2

Husqvarna

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IRT

ITAS 2007

Iveco

Jemtech (UK) Ltdj

Jewson

JIB-PMES

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KIA

Klober

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Makita

Man Trucks

Marley Eternit

Marshalls

Matco Tools

Matrix

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Meat Trades Journal

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Mitutoyo

Monument Tools

Morelli

Moulton College

National Federation of Meat & Food Traders

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Opiflor

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Pearson

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Pro- Align Ltd

Pro-diagnostics

Qinetiq

RAF

Rotary Lift T/A Vehicle Service Group UK

RW Refrigeration

Saint Gobain

The Safeflame Project

Sandvik Coromant UK

Sata

Scania Trucks

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XYZ Machine Tools Ltd

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