About the event

With hands on activities and skills taster sessions, SkillsCymru aims to inspire and motivate visitors considering their future careers. The SkillsCymru events welcome thousands of students, all of whom can meet an exciting range of exhibitors from key industry sectors across Wales. Exhibitors provide training and education advice and a selection of interactive and engaging skill-based games and activities.

To get a taster of what you might expect from the events, check out our Flickr page for the Llandudno and Cardiff albums.

The range of employment, learning and training opportunities across Wales and beyond are vast and represented here. At the event visitors can meet:

  • Employers from the private and public sectors
  • Further education colleges
  • Universities
  • Training providers
  • Sector Skills Councils
  • Career guidance organisations

What our exhibitors said

“It has been great to generate interest among young people in South Wales. South Wales is fast becoming a centre of excellence for the financial services sector and needs applicants at all levels, with a variety of qualifications.”

Kate Griffiths – HR Advisor, GM Financial

“Our stand is here to inspire and inform young people about exciting opportunities in the Technology sector in Wales. Technology underpins every part of our lives and to be digitally literate is as fundamental as Maths and English. Our sector stand is a chance for many of the technology companies in Wales to come together under one roof and provide young people with the diversity of careers and technologies available, and the range of companies from multi-national through to the new start-ups.”

Avril Lewis – Managing Director, ESTnet

“Acorn has enjoyed being part of a large skills event that has attracted high quality young people, relevant to our needs. The attendance has exceeded our expectations and our photo booth activity has attracted them to our stand, so we can then engage with them about what Acorn has to offer.”

Helena Williams – Corporate Development Director, Acorn

“Being at Skills Cymru means the BBC can promote a variety of careers to a host of schools in one place, and show that we are accessible to all. Our teams have had valuable conversations with young people and have been really encouraged by how prepared visitors have been in finding out about careers in the creative industries. One 17 year old came prepared with his CV, passionate about a career in sound. We have also been able to inform teachers and pupils about the different entry routes available into the industry, including apprenticeships/traineeships.”

Catrin Whitmore –Head of Production Talent, BBC 

The highly successful 2016 events welcomed over 9,000 visitors and 150 exhibiting organisations. See photos from Cardiff and Llandudno.


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