The event is being held at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham with 90000 people expected to attend. The event is open to the public on Saturday 16 November, for more information see www.theskillsshow.com.
In addition to stands from Companies, hundreds of young people will be competing for skills medals. Going for Gold are three apprentice teams, from Rochester, Barrow and Warton who are competing in the Industrial Electronics, Construction Metalworks and Computer Aided Design respectively. The winners will get the chance to represent the UK during international stages of the competition to be held in Brazil in 2015.
Josh Procter, who is a second year Submarines apprentice said: “This is the first time I’ve entered a competition like this so I’m looking forward to going to Birmingham to see what other steelworkers from schools, colleges and businesses can do. It’s been hard work training for the finals but I’ll do my best to bring back the gold medal.”
BAE Systems' stand will showcase Eurofighter Typhoon, Astute Class Submarine, Typhoon helmet and our partnership with UK Sport. The stand manners will aim to inspire young people about science, technology engineering, maths and manufacturing and the prospect of an apprenticeship at BAE Systems.
Tom Richardson (front), Josh Procter (right) and Bradley Pearce (left) – three BAE Systems apprentices competing at the Skills Show