World Skills London

When: 5–8 October, Where: ExCeL London

Events Programme

Events Programme

WorldSkills London 2011 is the largest international skills Competition the world has ever seen.

150,000 expected visitors will see 1,000 Competitors from more than 50 countries/regions competing in 46 skill areas over four exciting days of Competition. 

Visitors can Have a Go at dozens of skills ranging from electronics to plumbing, web design and fashion to cabinet making.

With top employers to visit at our exhibition and specialist careers advice right on hand, this is your opportunity to get inspired and learn about the world of skilled professions.

"In 2011 it will be our honour to host WorldSkills London, when we will not only show the world our brilliance in staging great events, but also the great pool of talent in our country and in our capital."
— Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

What’s On

Opening & Closing Ceremonies

Held at The O2, the ceremonies will be dynamic and exciting shows that celebrate the excellence within WorldSkills London 2011 and showcase youth performance from across the UK.

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Have a Go

Inspired by the Competition? At WorldSkills London 2011 there will hundreds of opportunities to Have a Go is at a new skill.

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Showcase is a unique chance for organisations from across the education sector to shine in front of 150,000 international visitors.

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The Make it Happen exhibition at WorldSkills London 2011 will bring together hundreds of exhibitors from top employers to specialist advisers who can turn your ideas into action.

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The WorldSkills Premiere Experience (WSPE) is the not-to-be-missed conference and seminar programme being held in partnership with WorldSkills International at WorldSkills London 2011.

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