Surrey Festival of skills 2024

Tuesday 15th October 2024

Surrey Sports Park, Guildford


To find out more, see the video from our 2023 event

Important Notice: Event Access by Pre-Registration Only


Welcome to Surrey’s Festival of Skills!

Get ready for an epic event jam-packed with excitement and discovery. Presented in collaboration between Surrey County Council and the Association of Learning Providers in Surrey (ALPS), this festival is aimed at students, educators, businesses and training providers, providing a chance for students to learn about future career pathways and for businesses and training providers to showcase their amazing opportunities.

It is the place to be for interactive, informative, and FREE engagement, where students will have the chance to rub shoulders with major Surrey employers from a diverse range of industries and businesses will be able to identify their future talent pipeline to help them grow.

So what are you waiting for?

Important Notice: Event Access by Pre-Registration Only

School Registration
Exhibitor Registration

Discover a collection of Businesses and opportunities, Come explore and be inspired!

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book your School place

Schools and colleges can secure their slots by registering in advance. Whether you’re part of an educational institution or educated at home, we welcome you to register. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to explore a world of possibilities!

Event Location & FAQs

Tuesday 15th October 2024

09:00 – 15:30

Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, Surrey


The Surrey Festival of Skills is a dynamic and inspirational event dedicated to empowering the next generation. It’s not just another event; it’s a platform where students, educators, and businesses come together to explore various industries, engage with professionals, and discover exciting career opportunities. The festival is all about fostering growth, learning, and inspiration.

The festival is open to a diverse audience. Students aged 14 to 18 from local schools and colleges are encouraged to attend with their school to explore career paths. Schools must register here. Educators can also participate to enrich the students options on Further and Higher Educational options. To participate as an Educator please email:

Additionally, businesses are invited to exhibit and inspire the next generation while identifying potential talent. If you are a local business and keen to exhibit please register you interest by emailing

Registering for the Surrey Festival of Skills is easy. Schools are ask to register here and follow the registration process. Educators and Businesses can email to register their interest to exhibit for FREE. Please note spaces are limited.

The festival boasts a diverse range of industries and businesses. You can expect representatives from fields such as technology, healthcare, engineering, arts, and more. It’s an opportunity to interact with professionals from various sectors. A full list of exhibitors will be available here.

At the festival, you can expect a wide array of experiences. You’ll have the chance to engage with industry professionals and explore educational and career pathways. It’s a day filled with learning, inspiration, and networking.
To make the most of your festival experience, we recommend bringing a curious mind, questions, and a notebook to jot down insights. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are advisable, as you’ll be exploring different areas of the event. Don’t forget your registration confirmation for entry.

Staying updated is easy. Follow us on LinkedIn, to receive the latest news, event updates, and important announcements. You can also visit our website regularly for news.

Click here to visit our exhibitor registration page. Complete and submit the registration form to express your interest in exhibiting at the event.

Register as an Exhibitor

This event offers a unique opportunity for businesses to connect with the future workforce while showcasing their industries. Register your interest now and unlock the potential to shape tomorrow’s workforce.