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Event Details

  • Start Date:4th February 2019
  • Start Time:09:00 am
  • End Date:8th February 2019
  • End Time:17:00 pm
  • Location:MANCHESTER
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The 2019 Digital Skills Festival

To achieve its ambition to become a leading digital city, Greater Manchester needs a strong pipeline of highly skilled digital talent. That's where the Manchester Digital Skills Festival comes in.

The five-day event brings those interested in a digital career together with education providers and digital and tech businesses from across the region to celebrate an exciting shared future.

In 2019 The Digital Skills Festival will take place from the 4th to the 8th of February in Manchester and will provide something for everyone interested in the digital industry in the North West.

Features include:

The Digital Skills Festival Launch is an afternoon event on the 4th February featuring talks from various industry leaders whilst providing a first look at the results from our annual Skills Audit report. To get your free ticket, click here.

Talent Day is a must-visit for job seekers on 5th February. More than 50 digital, creative and tech companies will be available for conversations about your future career in the industry. Seminars and workshops will also take place throughout the day providing insight into various placement programmes and graduate initiatives.


Talent Day provides businesses with the perfect opportunity to meet up to 1800 job seekers to help you build your talent pipeline. If you wish to exhibit at Talent Day, please click here.

Experience Days are a fantastic chance for students to get practical skills in coding, website building, hacking and more. If you are a school or college interested in taking part please email [email protected]. Alternatively, if you're part of a business interested in taking part in our Experience Days please fill in this form.

Sponsorship of the Digital Skills Festival provides your business with the perfect platform to showcase your investment into reducing the digital skills gap whilst aiding you in building your talent pipeline. We have a range of packages to suit all budgets and various levels of exposure to suit all marketing and recruitment strategies. To enquire about sponsoring the 2019 Skills Festival please email [email protected].

The 2018 Digital Skills Festival was a huge success due to all of our fantastic speakers, sponsors and attendees, please take a look at the 2018 highlights to see why you should be involved in the 2019 event:

Skills Fest Conference 2018

Digital Skills Conference Pictures

2018 Skills Audit report

Talent Day Pictures

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