Now in its 17th year, the event will feature 100 exhibitors, over two days, as well as the LEEA Awards and now the biggest ever Lifting Industry careers event, as LEEA partners with TechFest, to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, striving to fill the gap between school and industry jobs.   

Pupils who are interested in learning more about the lifting industry can come and meet global companies at LiftEx Industry Career Day on October 6, 2022 at the tradeshow. Currently nearly 130 individuals have already signed up to attend in person.

“Through meeting with industry professionals from LEEA and its members, getting involved in hands-on challenges, mock interviews and other activities, this event will raise awareness among teachers as well as students of the opportunities available in the Lifting Industry and the pathways into it,” said Ross Moloney, CEO, LEEA.

“The free content LEEA will be offering throughout the day will include sharing industry knowledge and experience with the next generation, in addition to introducing and promoting the Lifting Industry. The invitation will be issued far and wide to encourage members that have relationships with their local schools and colleges to do the same.”

LiftEx Industry Career Day will be split into three parts, starting with a career information, advice and guidance session for students, aged 16-18, and their teachers. Speakers from the industry and partners from universities and the military will introduce students to learning opportunities and career routes.

Second, LEEA will organise breakout sessions, where member volunteers will support the students in small groups as they introduce them to key parts of the industry.  They will also run interview practice sessions, with advice on successful applications and CVs.  Updated interactive experiments, which are part of LEEA’s Think Lifting programme, as well as other interactive activities, will be rolled out to introduce the students to core principles used throughout the industry.

Think Lifting is the school engagement programme established by LEEA to inspire and encourage pupils to consider a career in the lifting industry, linking them to local lifting sectors.

The final part of the day will be an escorted tour around the LiftEx exhibition hall, visiting the stands of member companies that have signed up to host the students.

To ensure the day has a wider reach, the careers session will be recorded and broadcast in real time, so a broader number of students can benefit in addition to those in attendance.

For those that want to take part, students can submit an application on the TechFest website