London First announces Skills London 2017, the UK’s largest jobs and skills fair, aimed at 15-24 year olds and their families.

Delivered with the help of Prospects, Skills London is free to attend and held at the ExCel Centre on the 24th and 25th of November.

There will be more than 40,000 jobs and apprenticeship opportunities on offer from more than 200 exhibitors, including top employers, colleges, training providers and advisers.

More than 30,000 students, teachers, careers advisors and young job seekers are expected to attend and take part in interactive career demonstrations, gain industry insights, and meet leading employers including Barclays, London Zoo, EY, Heathrow Airport, Teach First, BT, ITV and The National Theatre.

With exhibitors spanning the breadth of London’s employment landscape whether it’s accountants or zookeepers, pilots or television producers, paramedics or bankers, marine engineers or 3D visualisers, Skills London has it covered.

Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of London First, said: “London’s leading employers are stepping up to help young people make the most of their potential. Skills London gives young Londoners the chance to try their hand at thousands of future careers with Britain’s leading businesses in the room to: it helps everyone understand how we match what business needs with the skills that young people have.”

Skills London brings careers, jobs, training and the world of work to life. It will be more than simply a chance to hear about careers, it will be a chance to try new skills, take testing challenges and learn about the options open to young people in London. Full details of what’s on can be seen here:

Skills London is supported by the Mayor of London, National Careers Service and the Skills Funding Agency and sponsored by headline partner Heathrow as well as EY, BT, London Councils, Tideway, Association of Colleges, London Ambitions, Lambeth College and CITB.

The event is organised by London First and Prospects Events.