Hey there, future leaders and dream chasers! Are you ready for an electrifying journey into the world of endless opportunities? Brace yourselves for Surrey Festival of Skills, where your dreams take centre stage and your passions come to life.

Empower Your Tomorrow: Step into a realm of endless possibilities. Learn about careers that align with your passions, and gather insights that can shape your school, college, higher or further educational journey.

Discover Your Path: The road to your future starts here. Engage directly with professionals who are excited to share their experiences, helping you make informed decisions about your career or educational direction. Uncover the stepping stones that will lead you to your dream future.

What’s in store for you?

Uncover your passions:

Ever wondered what you could become? Dive into an immersive showcase of over 60 businesses, each representing a different universe of career choices. From the gaming galaxy to the realm of space and tech, it’s all here waiting for you.

Exploration Galore:

Explore like never before! Delve into industries you’ve only heard of and discover paths you never knew existed. From caring for animals to conquering IT, from bringing stories to life in media to building the future through engineering – it’s all yours to explore.

Discover Education Magic:

You hold the key to your own education adventure! Meet the coolest representatives from colleges, universities, and apprenticeships. They’re here to help you shape your academic journey and unlock your full potential.


The Surrey Festival of Skills presents a galaxy of industries waiting for you to explore. From transforming your love for animals into a career to venturing into the digital universe of gaming, this is your chance to dive into a world of diverse possibilities. Take a look below to discover the captivating industries that could be your future pathway.

Accountancy, Banking & Finance:

Learn how to manage finances & unlock the secrets of successful enterprises.

Animal Welfare & Vets:

Discover how to turn your love for animals into a rewarding & impactful career.


Fuel your passion for vehicles & technology, crafting the future of transportation.


Soar to new heights as you navigate the skies & explore the world of flight.

Consumer Products: 

Turn your creative ideas into reality, crafting products that enhance everyday life.

Cyber Security: 

Safeguard the digital world, mastering technology to protect information & privacy.

Energy & Utilities:

Dive into the realm of sustainable power & technological innovation.

Engineering & Manufacturing: 

Get hands-on with innovation & craftsmanship in these vital sectors.

Film and TV:

Step into the spotlight, bringing stories to life through the magic of entertainment & production.


Step into the digital universe & explore the exciting world of gaming.

Health and social care:

Uncover the world of medical care, from doctors to researchers.


Get a taste of the hospitality industry, where every day is an adventure.

Leisure & Sports:

Combine passion with profession in the field of sports & leisure.

Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals:

Explore the frontiers of science & medicine, contributing to advancements in health & well-being.

Marketing, Social Media & PR:

Master the art of communication & influence.


Discover how stories come to life through various media forms.

Natural Environment:

Be a steward of the Earth, working to preserve & protect our planet’s ecosystems & natural beauty.

Property & Construction: 

Build your future in the ever-evolving construction industry.

Public Sector and Public Uniformed Services: 

Explore roles that make a difference in government & public service.


Step into the world of commerce & consumer experience.


Journey into the cosmos & the world of technology.


Embrace innovation & shape the digital future, harnessing technology to revolutionise how we live, work, & communicate.

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The Surrey Festival of Skills is your golden ticket to unlocking a world of possibilities. It’s not just an event – it’s your gateway to exploring diverse careers, connecting with industry pros, and gaining insights that could shape your journey ahead. Whether you’re dreaming big or still figuring it all out, this is your chance to be inspired, informed, and empowered. Ready to dive in? Check out these FAQs to get all the details:

The Surrey Festival of Skills is an exciting event designed to inspire and empower the next generation. It’s not just another event; it’s a unique opportunity for students to explore a wide range of industries, interact with professionals, and gain insights into various career paths. The festival is buzzing with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

The festival is open to students from various schools and colleges in Surrey. It’s tailored to cater to the needs and interests of teenagers who are eager to explore different industries and career opportunities.

To secure your spot at the Surrey Festival of Skills, your school will need to register. Registration is essential, and it’s important to sign up early, as spots are limited. If you are Home Educated or 18+ and wishing to explore career and further educational opportunities, please click here.

At the festival, you can expect a diverse range of industries, colleges, universities and apprenticeships. You’ll have the chance to interact with professionals from various industries, and explore educational and career opportunities. It’s a day filled with inspiration, learning, and opportunities.

Exploring different industries is essential because it helps you discover your interests and passions. The festival provides a unique opportunity to gain insights into various fields, helping you make informed decisions about your future career. It broadens your horizons and opens doors to exciting possibilities.

To make the most of your festival day, come prepared with questions and a curious mind. Engage with exhibitors, network with professionals and peers, and be open to new experiences. Most importantly, have explore and enjoy the learning journey.

No, catering will not be on available for Students at Surrey Sports Park, therefore we suggest bringing a snack and drink with you.

The festival is primarily designed for students, but parents or family members are welcome to attend our evening session where we will be introducing parents, carers, guardians to the options available for their young people. Registration is required and can be done so here.