Attention forward-thinking businesses and training providers! Embrace a vital role in shaping the future at Surrey Festival of Skills. This is more than just an event; it’s your opportunity to inspire, share invaluable insights, establish your future talent pipeline to help your business grow and guide the next generation toward dynamic career paths.

Surrey Festival of Skills, proudly organised by Surrey County Council, invites you to contribute to the aspirations of tomorrow’s leaders. This event offers a unique chance for businesses and training providers to engage with over 2000 students, inspiring them to explore their future opportunities.

Exhibitor spots are both sought-after and limited. Act now by clicking the link below to register your interest and join us in inspiring and motivating tomorrow’s leaders.


Grow Your Business:

You have the unique opportunity to connect with over 2000 talented students who are eager to kickstart their careers. This event serves as a platform for businesses like yours to identify and nurture potential candidates who can contribute to your company’s growth.

Empower Future Leaders:

By participating, you’re not just showcasing your business – you’re showcasing a world of possibilities. Inspire students aged 14-18 with your industry’s dynamism, innovation, and potential for growth. Your first-hand expertise can truly open their eyes to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.

Impactful Interaction:

This is your chance to directly interact with eager and curious minds. Engage in meaningful conversations, share stories of success, and offer guidance that could shape their career decisions. Your impact could be the turning point in a student’s journey.

Mentorship at Scale:

With your participation, you’re not just reaching one student – you’re influencing entire classrooms. Your insights could set the course for numerous young talents, helping them navigate through the maze of career choices with clarity and confidence.

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As you prepare to inspire the next generation at the Surrey Festival of Skills, you might have a few questions. Don’t fret – we’re here to provide clarity and help you make the most of this impactful opportunity. Check out our FAQs below:

The festival is an educational event where businesses can exhibit to inspire and guide students aged 14-18 toward exciting career paths. It’s a chance to showcase your industry’s dynamism and connect with the workforce of the future.

By exhibiting, you’re contributing to the development of our youth. Your insights and experience can spark curiosity, shape aspirations, and potentially influence future career choices.

Surrey County Council is committed to empowering the next generation, so exhibiting is free of charge. It’s our way of encouraging businesses to make a positive impact.

Your stand offers a platform to directly interact with students. Engage in meaningful conversations, share industry insights, and inspire the students with your journey.

The exhibition is on Tuesday 15th October 2024 at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, Surrey. The event will run from 9am to 6pm. Set up will be available on Monday 14th October. Schools and Colleges will be invited and attend for 90 minute sessions from 9am to 3pm.

Absolutely! It’s an opportunity to showcase your industry’s innovations, products, and services. This hands-on experience can ignite interest and curiosity. We openly encourage you to make your stand as enticing and exciting as possible.

Simply click here to register your interest. Spots are limited and subject to availability, so don’t delay to secure your presence.

Yes, definitely! Sharing mentorship or internship opportunities can further engage students and offer them practical insights into your industry.