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Event Details

  • Start Date:13th February 2018
  • Start Time:10:00 am
  • End Date:16th February 2018
  • End Time:17:00 pm
  • Location:The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
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Digital Skills Festival 2018

The Manchester Digital Skills Festival is an annual, four-day event that includes a skills conference; the largest digital careers fair in the UK and opportunities for school children to learn digital skills in a practical setting. 


Manchester has the ambition to become a leading digital city and in order to achieve this, we need a highly skilled digital workforce that is big enough to serve the needs of an ever-growing industry. We need a pipeline of talent that will leave school, college and university with industry standard, work ready, digital skillsets.

The annual Manchester Digital Skills Festival highlights and addresses the issues facing the sector as well as addressing them on a practical level by hosting the UK's largest digital recruitment fair, offering tours of local digital businesses and opportunities for local school children to gain some hands on, practical experience of digital. We also use this opportunity to present our annual Skills Audit Report.

The Skills Festival is a great chance to showcase the amazing digital businesses we have in the North West and show students that there are wonderful digital career opportunities on their doorstep.

Dates for the 2018 event are as follows:

Tuesday 13th February: Digital Skills Conference

Day 1 is an afternoon conference where we look at how industry engages with education, what businesses need to do to recruit and retain digital talent and how we are educating the next generation of digital talent.

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Wednesday 14th February: Talent Day

Day 2 a large scale careers fair where pver 60 businesses meet sudents from schools, colleges and universities across the North West.

Secure Talent Day Tickets - job seekers and attendees 

Secure an Exhibition Space - companies

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February: Experience Days

The Experience Days are a fantastic opportunity for students to learn how to build websites, how to write code, hacking skills and much more.

To enquire about how you can get involved in our Experience Days contact [email protected]

There are a number of partnership opportunities available to suit a range of budgets to discuss please contact [email protected]



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