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November The NEC Birmingham Visitor information guide myskillsshow

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13-15 November 2014 The NEC Birmingham
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Visitor information guide myskillsshow.com This booklet will help you and your group get the most out of your visit. ItĖs packed with information about the show, as well as practical tips and advice for teachers, parents and young people. ITíS HE NATIONíS LARGEST SKILLS AND CAREERS EVENT GET READY Fast facts Discover the Skills Show Event map 10 Skills Passport 12 Resources for teachers & parents 12 What you need to bring 15 Getting there 16 Entering and leaving 17 Safety and emergency 18 Facilities at the NEC 19 Access

and assistance 20 The Skills Show, part of Find a Future, is the nationís largest skills and careers event and helps to shape the future of a new generation. The show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people to explore careers and motivates them to find out more about the world of work. Your journey starts here
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Visitor information guide myskillsshow.com HE KILLS HOW ATTRACTS OVER 75,000 PEOPLE EACH YEAR Enough to fill the O2 Arena three and a half times VER 600 OMPETITORS TAKE PART THERE ARE VER 45 AVE A O EXPERIENCES VER 2,400 ELECTRICITY POINTS ARE

USED DURING THE EVENT Thatís enough to provide power for 67 homes FAST FACTS HE HOW COVERS ENOUGH SPACE TO FILL NINE AND A HALF FOOTBALL PITCHES
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Visitor information guide myskillsshow.com
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Visitor information guide myskillsshow.com DISCOVER THE SKILLS SHOW There are five skill areas at the show: Test your skills in construction and see the Built Environment competitions. Bricklaying, carpentry, plastering, gardening, plumbing, roofing and much more. Explore creative careers and watch the Cultural and Creative Arts competitions. Games, design,

fashion, film, music, window design and much more. Work in shops, beauty and cooking, plus watch the Professional Services competitions. Beauty therapy, cooking, floristry, hairdressing, retail and much more. There are many jobs in business. Be inspired by the IT & Business Administration competitions. Banking, enterprise, insurance, IT, software, web and much more. Lots of opportunities in engineering and manufacturing. Be amazed by the Engineering competitions. Cars, engineering, mechanics, robotics, welding and much more. THE BUILDING THE STUDIO THE BUSINESS THE WORKS THE STREET


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Visitor information guide myskillsshow.com Myskillsshow.com is your one stop shop to plan your visit and make the most of your day. You can browse the activities on offer, look at the show layout, and see the Know The Show video. And after the show, there will be a whole range of follow-up resources on offer. New for 2014, each of the five areas of the show has a Hub which is the beating heart of that area. Take part in a wide range of interactive and engaging features: Have a Go experiences Get hands-on by trying bite-sized skills experiences for yourself. Talk to

training and job providers for expert advice. Spotlight stages Hear from real people doing real jobs. Discover insights and inside information from industry leaders. Showcase stages In eleven locations across the show, youíll be entertained by talented students showcasing their skills. These Showcase Stages will explain the competitions taking place around them and the skills they include. Feature Exhibitors A wide range of companies and organisations will show what they do best and the opportunities on offer to you. Careers Advice Get specialist advice about careers, job opportunities,

qualifications and training from the National Careers Service, Jobcentre Plus and the Skills Funding Agency. Throughout the show, be inspired by the best of the nationís young talent as they compete in the finals of over 60 WorldSkills UK national competitions. Only the very best will make it through to WorldSkills So Paulo 2015. In partnership with LifeSkills created with Barclays For education professionals and parents, the Careers Education Zone will offer a range of talks and a take-away guides focusing on delivering exceptional careers advice. ORLD KILLS UK KILLS

OMPETITIONS AREERS DUCATION ZONE Y SKILLS SHOW THE HUBS
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Visitor information guide 10 EVENT MAP Registration Special Guest Lounge Car eers Education Zone in partnership with LifeSkills cr eated with Ba rc lays Meeting points Confer ence Zone via skywal To train station Picnic ar ea Inside each ar ea: THE STU DI THE STREET THE BU SINESS , THE WO RKS and THE B UIL DI NG you will find: 7 orldSkills UK Skills Competitions (AA'O%XPINCS #A eers Advice 3POTLIHT &ATU re %XHIITO 3HOWCAS (U (U (U (U Pop music LG Arena Friday 14 Nov Pavilion NEC Entrance Car parks Hall 1 Hall 2 Hall 4

Hall 3 Hall 3a
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New for 2014, The Skills Passport will encourage visitors to explore the show and enjoy the interactive experience in a fun and exciting way. Itís simple. There are four different types of activities taking place at the show. Once you have taken part, collect a sticker. When you have collected all four stickers, fill in your name and contact details and leave your completed passport in the boxes at the show. Your entry will go into a draw for one of these great prizes: 0 N "T BY $R PN *BX PKR !R TRT UR '0R R THE SKILLS PASSPORT RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND

TEACHERS A whole range of resources are available to ensure that teachers and parents get the most out of the show. Many of these resources will also be available at the show in the Careers Education Zone. On myskillsshow.com A short video called Know The Show is available on myskillsshow.com and gives a taster of what to expect, from the size and layout of the show, to the range of activities on offer. The Show Planner on myskillsshow. com is an interactive and informative way to plan your show visit. Here you can preview what on at the show and select what interests you, depending on the day

you are going. You can even add activities to your Ėfavourites to create your own personalised plan for the day. Resources for teachers and careers educators A guide is available for teachers, lecturers or anyone involved in careers education, which covers: (W T BUL T careers programmes 4P R T JB searching in the digital age (W T LP YUN PPL navigate the qualifications scene )PRN T LRY individual career coaching As well as these there are a range of curriculum-based activities for both primary and secondary teachers, which can assist in supporting your visit to the show. Resources for

parents Find a Future has produced a specific Z-Card for parents to help support them, when advising their children on a range of possible career options. It covers things such as: 7T R YUR L PTN after compulsory education? %XPLNN NL JB R YUR L RUNTLY K UTN BY parents about apprenticeships and traineeships 12 13
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Visitor information guide myskillsshow.com 14 15 HAT TO WEAR Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear. You will be on your feet for most of the day so wear warm and comfortable shoes. AGS If possible, visitors should not bring bags because there

are no cloakrooms on Thursday and Friday. RISTBANDS Visitor wristbands are included with this booklet. You need your visitor wristband to get into the show. Please ensure that all of your group have their wristbands securely fastened before arriving at the venue. If you have forgotten your wristbands If you forget or need additional wristbands, please go directly to The Skills Show registration in Hall 4. This will be signposted on arrival, but please note this might delay your entry into the venue. RRIVAL ON TIME Your allocated arrival time is confirmed in your welcome letter. The

scheduled arrival and departure timeslots are in place to manage the flow of visitors to and from the event so that it does not become too busy. Please make sure you arrive on time and donít miss your slot as you and your group may be refused entry. Your allocated time is for arrival at the venue, so please allow approximately 30 minutes transfer time from the coach park or train station to the main entrance. If you are experiencing significant delays that will impact on your arrival time, please let us know on 0845 475 1500. WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING 14
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information guide myskillsshow.com 16 17 RRIVAL On arrival at the venue you will be directed to the quickest entrance point. Everyone will have their wristband scanned before entering the halls, so please have them ready. E-ENTRY If you leave the halls, you will need to re-enter following the same scan and security process. It is recommended that once you enter the show you remain there for the duration of your stay. All the facilities you need can be found inside the show. ECURITY The safety of our visitors is very important to us, so everyone at The Skills Show will be subject to a security

check/search. Bag searches will be in operation. Items such as compasses, scissors, weapons, aerosols and illegal substances will be confiscated and not returned. Security will be taken seriously and group leaders should supervise their students within the event at all times. Any visitors posing a risk to others will be removed from the venue. In the event of an incident or accident involving visitors, the group leader will be contacted on the mobile number provided to us. Please assist us by: 0RN T RRT BL number for use on site. This can be updated by calling 0845 475 1500, or via the

online registration system. Please check your confirmation email for details %NURN TUNT R N TR UUL uniform where possible ENTERING AND LEAV ING GETTING THERE ... Y ROAD Visitors can travel to the NEC Birmingham using the following motorways: M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42. If you are using a satellite navigation system please enter the postcode B40 1NT to get to the NEC Birmingham. ... Y TRAIN The NEC Birmingham is situated adjacent to Birmingham International railway station. If you are departing from a station which does not go directly to Birmingham International, connecting trains

are available from Birmingham New Street. ...BY CAR If you arrive by car, parking is available and costs 10 per day. Please expect a 15Ė20 minute walk from the car parks to the venue. Security and signage will be in place to direct you. OACH AND MINIBUS PARKING If you are travelling by coach or minibus, a vehicle access pass has been included to allow complimentary parking at the NEC Birmingham (the number of passes you requested through registration have been included). You will need to display this on the left hand side of the vehicle windscreen at all times so that you can be

identified. On arrival you will be directed to the correct car park. It is recommended that coaches remain in the allocated space for the duration of your stay. This way you will be able to easily find your coach when you depart. Please ensure you do the following before leaving your coach: .T YUR RR NTT number to call on your return. 2BR YUR PRK number and space allocation for your return. %NUR RYN N YUR RUP wearing their visitor wristband.
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Visitor information guide myskillsshow.com 18 19 ATERING Food and drink can be bought from the catering outlets at the NEC

Birmingham. Visitors may bring their own lunch/refreshments, but no glass bottles are permitted. Picnic areas are highlighted on the visitor map. Visitor catering points will be clearly signposted at the show and listed on the visitor map. LOAKROOMS Cloakrooms will not be available at the event on Thursday and Friday. The cloakroom will be available on Saturday 15 November and costs 1 per item. OILETS Toilets will be clearly signposted at the venue and are available in each area of the show. ALUABLES AND LOST PROPERTY Visitors are responsible for the safety of all their belongings

during the event. The Skills Show accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or theft to visitorsí property. Visitors should avoid bringing valuables such as iPods and laptops into the event. Lost property should be reported to the Visitor Information Desks located outside Hall 1 and Hall 2. EETING POINTS Dedicated group meeting points will be located outside the main entrance (as you walk towards the venue on the left hand side) and also in the Piazza area. HOTO RELEASE By registering for The Skills Show you have agreed to the event Terms and Conditions, including consent to being

photographed. For a full copy of the Terms and Conditions please email getintouch@findafuture.org.uk in advance of your visit. FACILITIES AT THE NEC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY IRST AID AND MEDICAL CENTRE The medical centre is situated by Hall 5, next to the NEC Visitor and Business Centre. IRE AND EVACUATION PLAN Please visit www.theskillsshow.com/ schools/risk-assessment to view the fire and evacuation plan and ensure you are familiar with the procedures before attending. ISK ASSESSMENTS The Skills Show produces a risk assessment for the entire event but each group leader is responsible

for producing a tailored risk assessment for your visit. A guide to completing your assessment with an example document is available on our website at www.theskillsshow.com/schools/ risk-assessment ISSING PERSONS If a member of your group becomes lost they must immediately report to a member of The Skills Show staff or a volunteer who will direct them to security. The group leader will then be contacted on the mobile number they provided and re-united with the missing person. Please ensure all members of the group are aware of this procedure. To report a missing person please speak to a member

of security located at each of the hall entrances.
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Visitor information guide 20 If you require special access to the event (for example wheelchair access) that you have not indicated through registration, then please call 0845 475 1500 or email getintouch@findafuture. org.uk. If you require assistance whilst on site, ask at the information desks. Weíre sure you will have a fantastic experience at The Skills Show but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us for any information. Please email getintouch@ findafuture.org.uk ACCESS AND

ASSISTANCE EN OY THE SHOW
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Find a Future is the organisation that brings together WorldSkills UK Skills Competitions , The Skills Show and The Skills Show Experience , providing every young person with the chance to unlock their potential and get excited about the world of work. Through hands-on experiential activities and skills competitions we help shape their futures and transform their lives. Find a Future Floor Four, 157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SP +44 (0)845 475 1500 getintouch@findafuture.org.uk www.findafuture.org.uk Find a Future is

registered in England at the above address, charity number 1001586, company number 02535199, VAT registration number GB945610716