18 & 19 OCTOBER 2017


Exhibiting at Skills Northern Ireland offers your organisation the opportunity to be part of a great event. Bringing together employers, colleges, training providers, universities and career sectors under one roof at one time, to engage with more than 5,000 motivated visitors.

Gordon Parkes, HR Director NIE Networks

It is extremely important to our society and our economy that young people possess the skills required by employers. The current position is far from satisfactory with many employers unable to source individuals with the appropriate skills and numerous young people still unemployed. The “skills mismatch” needs to be addressed collectively through an integrated approach led by employers and supported by local government, schools, colleges and universities.
NIE Networks provides highly qualified skilled apprenticeships and graduate programmes, however each year we struggle to obtain the required numbers to take up these positions. 
We are pleased to be the headline sponsor of this important careers event to showcase the careers available in the marketplace.

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Face to face contact with future talent
Attract quality candidates for vacancies and courses now and in the future
Connect with education establishments building partnerships to link education and industry
Launch new schemes – courses, school leaver programmes, apprenticeships, work placements
Showcase your organisation, courses, vacancies or career sector
Inform and influence teachers and parents

How we attract visitors

Prospects Events attract more than 80,000 visitors per year to their portfolio of job, career and skills events all across the UK. Through the delivery of innovative and targeted marketing and PR campaigns Skills Northern Ireland will attract 5,000 visitors. The campaign will include:

  • Interaction with named careers teachers and decision makers within all schools and colleges in Northern Ireland to arrange group visits relevant to Years 11,12,13 & 14
  • Social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Instagram
  • A family invite sent direct to households of relevant young people
  • Collaborative working with strategic partners
  • Dedicated website www.skillsnorthernireland.co.uk with up to date information and resources
  • Printed and online media advertising
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