Our Sponsors

Show Sponsor - Plymouth City Council

Plymouth University 

For 2017 we are delighted Plymouth City Council is sponsoring Skills South West. Plymouth City Council seeks to bring prosperity to Plymouth, Devon and the wider South West region benefiting residents, employers and partners. To do this Plymouth City Council is committed to improving the life chances, employment opportunities and skills of young people and adults by offering access to training, education and employment. With the huge growth programme planned for Plymouth, this event will give attendees the opportunity to explore the variety of career options available in the existing and developing sectors in the city. For more information please visit their website.

Plymouth City Council Website

Group Visit Sponsor - NorPro Training Ltd


Norpro Training Ltd has evolved from the training delivery which has been offered from the North Prospect Garage Project. With our core curriculum of qualifications expanding into the fields of carpentry, marine engineering and fabrication and welding it was felt that the new name would be more appropriate. Norpro Training Ltd has now become the registered charity and will deliver training out of two sites, which will include the North Prospect Garage Project and Blagdons Boatyard. So for any queries to do with mechanical qualifications please use the contact details for the North Prospect Garage Project - if however your query is about marine engineering or carpentry please contact Norpro Training.

NorPro Training Website

Evening Opening Sponsor - UTC Plymouth

UTC Plymouth 

UTC Plymouth: a cutting-edge engineering college providing a stepping stone into lifelong, successful careers
At UTC Plymouth we offer an education that combines rigorous academic study, practical hands-on learning and experience of work for anyone aged 14 to 19 years. We provide a sound educational foundation for young people interested in developing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths. The college, which is supported by the Royal Navy, Plymouth University and a range of employers through Plymouth Manufacturing Group, mainly focuses on Engineering and STEM related subjects. Currently in the UK, we need to double the number of graduates and apprentices entering the engineering industry, here at UTC Plymouth we are helping to achieve this by producing well-educated and highly skilled individuals. We are helping solve this shortage by teaching a diverse curriculum with multiple pathways which is tailored to suit the varying wants and needs of the students.

UTC Plymouth Website

about skills South West


BRING IT TO LIFE. The Regional Skills Events are hugely interactive careers and skills events for young people. Since 2007 they’ve helped over 100,000 young people find out about careers, skills and learning options.

Find out what visitors get to experience at the events by watching this short film

Our Sponsors