Digital Skills Festival 2017 – Manchester


  • Start Date:14th February 2017
  • Start Time:10:00 am
  • End Date:17th February 2017
  • End Time:15:00 pm
  • Location:Various
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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 the opportunity for students to get some hands on digital experience.

What to expect at the Manchester Digital Skills Festival 2017:

Digital Skills Conference

The largest digital skills conference in the North and a must-attend for all those involved in educating and teaching young digital talent and for those involved in attracting and retaining digital talent in the North West. The conference looks 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. The conference is free to attend.

Attendance at the conference is free and open to any digital business or education provider.   Get your free tickets here

Talent Day

Talent Day is the biggest and best digital careers fair in the UK. Not only is it a great way to recruit fresh talent into your business it is an opportunity to show the next generation of digital talent that there are great career opportunities with cutting edge businesses right on their doorstep. Keeping talent in Greater Manchester is critical to the future success of our industry.

Our event, now in the sixth year, covers the full digital footprint; in 2016 we had over 1200 students looking for opportunities in development, design, project management, digital marketing, UX and more.

By attending next years’ Talent Day you will meet potential employees, raise awareness of your business and brand and your support allows us to continue our work to develop the talent pipeline.

Talent Day Stands:

  • Premium Plus space (Great Hall with larger stand area and/or bespoke stand set up) – £450 + VAT
  • Premium space (Great Hall with 6ft stand area) – £300 + VAT
  • Standard space (Lord Mayor’s Parlour or Reception Room with 6ft stand area) – £200 + VAT

For more information or to book your stand, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Experience Days

Experience day will be a fantastic opportunity for students to learn how to build websites, how to write code, make games and much more. Running over several days, many leading businesses and organisation take the opportunity to deliver activities. If you would like to run an experience day for a group of students (ages range from 14 – 18) please get in touch with

For more information about sponsoring the Skills Festival 2017, please click here

With thanks to our event partners, AutotraderCDL and Co-op. Thanks to our event sponsors Manchester Metropolitan University and BCS Manchester Branch for their support.

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