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Butcher, baker…code breaker

We are preparing to welcome over 30,000 young people to Skills London 2014, London’s biggest jobs event, which runs over 21-22 November at ExCeL.

If you want to come down and see what it’s all about, please contact Mark Hilton on the email below.

From cracking codes, to learning how to code; from examining their own bones and muscles with an ultrasound machine, to taking part in a photo shoot and even sticking their head in a wind tunnel, Skills London is all about interactivity and inspiration.

If cooking inspires visitors, then they can get involved in a bake-off, while budding engineers can design and create their own phone casing using 3D model software and a 3D printer.

The event is also packed full of practical advice whether that is how to write a business plan or to get your brand out there with social media marketing.

The 180 exhibitors including top employers, colleges, training providers, universities and careers advisers – who between them have some 45,000 jobs including apprenticeships on offer – are as diverse as the career paths on offer.

Employers range from Barclays and HSBC banks, to British Airways, Greggs, H&M, Sky, Virgin Media, PwC, and UK Power Networks.

There will be some high-profile visitors on hand, including long-standing supporter of the event, Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

“Getting talented young Londoners into cracking careers and nourishing the capital’s companies with London’s top young talent are two things at the very top of my agenda, which is why I’m supporting Skills London again in 2014,” the Mayor said.

“It’s where the city’s employers and educators meet tens of thousands of eager potential new employees and students.”

Visitors, as well as their teachers and parents, have the chance to broaden their horizons and consider careers as diverse as catering and technology and manufacturing and medicine that they may not have considered before.

Want to know more?

 –          Twitter: @SkillsLondon #getinspired

–          Facebook: facebook.com/SkillsLondon

–          YouTube’s Skills London channel, with films offering you the inside track on jobs

–          Online at SkillsLondon2014.co.uk

 Contact: Mark Hilton mhilton@londonfirst.co.uk

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