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Steam Museum

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Calling your 16-18 year old students and 2018 school leavers from the Swindon area...

  • Would you like to find out more about apprenticeships?

  • Are you thinking about an apprenticeship rather than university - but not sure where to start?

  • Do you want to earn while you learn the skills needed for your chosen career?

  • Could you benefit from meeting over 55 companies who are actively recruiting young people from Swindon now?


JobFest will be held at STEAM in Swindon on Thursday 14th February 2019 and will bring together employers, colleges and training providers from the Swindon area with students wanting to find out more about what apprenticeships can offer.

Schools only are being invited from 1-2.30pm and FREE school transport will be provided to and from STEAM to school.

Now in its 5th year, over 55 national and local business exhibitors will be taking part.

It’s a great chance for students, who might not wish to attend university, to meet a lot of prospective employers in a short period of time, learn about their apprenticeship training opportunities and hear about any current job vacancies - plus promote themselves to prospective employers.

The event is FREE to schools, all you need to do is complete the registration and confirm the number of students attending

JobFest is being planned and delivered by Swindon Borough Council and supported by Business West.

For more information, see FAQs below, or email us,

Deadline for schools booking is Friday 21st December 208


How many students can my school register to attend this event?

initally from 1 student to a maximum of 50


up to 1 x FREE school bus load

Once we acknowledge registration we can offer:

1 x Free school bus = 50 students,


Using your school's own transport with free parking.

1 x school minibus with Free parking

2 x school minibus with Free parking

Car with Free parking (please give number of cars)

Walking to the event


Registration is your commitment for your School to attend. Should further FREE transport become available, we will contact you as necessary.

Can I bring more students?

If more spaces become available, then we will allocate these out early in the New Year. Please let us know via email if you would like more spaces

Once the schools’ tickets have all ‘sold out’ - we will operate a waiting list, via this site.

How do I bring less students than I had already registered?

Please email

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

FREE school bus transport to STEAM is available from 1-2.30pm, for schools registered to attend.

Buses will collect students and return them to school after their visit.

Initially there is one free school bus per school i.e. 50 seats, if more space becomes available we will be in touch early in the New Year. You can also use your own school mini buses and FREE parking will be available.

There will be additional car parking available at the Outlet Village.

More details will be provided to you nearer the time.

Please don’t forget to complete the transport section on the ticket registration form.

What time can my school arrive?

The FREE transport will collect students between 12.30 – 1pm depending on your school's location.

The event is from 1pm until 2.30pm. The FREE transport will return the students back to their school before 3.15pm.

There is an open session from 2.30pm until 6pm for the general public - so it is also possible to revisit JobFest later in the day.

We will send all registered schools more details by email a little closer to the time. We will include more detailed transport instructions and cover the onsite facilities available including parking and refreshment details.

What can I bring into the event?

Students can bring their CV’s to discuss with employers. There will be Wifi. They will be able to access social media links that the employers present may choose to communicate with.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email if you have any questions.

There will be online and social media links for this event sent after registration.

Who are you expecting to attend the event?

1pm - 2.30pm Schools Only

  • Students who will be leaving school in June 2019 and who will be looking for apprenticeships (aged 16 to 18) or looking for a job.

2.30pm – 6pm College Students & General Public

  • College students who will be looking for apprenticeships or employment from June 2019.
  • Members of the public who are currently looking for work.

We will send you a general invite for this session that you can promote in school and to your parents/carers.

Is the event free as per the Eventbrite ticket or is it chargeable?

The event is FREE to schools and students - there will be FREE school transport to and from the event. Registration is your commitment for that number of students to attend. The number of students registered will also determine the transport facility available for you.

The event is chargeable for businesses.

I know a business who might like to exhibit, who do they contact?

Please do talk to us about them. Email or register

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