STUDENTS from Longsands College in St Neots will be among hundreds from Cambridgeshire being offered hand-on experience at the county’s biggest skills exhibition.

STUDENTS from Longsands College in St Neots will be among hundreds from Cambridgeshire being offered hand-on experience at the county's biggest skills exhibition today (Wednesday) and tomorrow.

Skills Cambridgeshire, now in its third year, is being held in the arena at the Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester from 10am to 3pm on both days.

The event is organised by Prospects and funded by the Learning and Skills Council, Aimhigher, Connexions, the College of West Anglia, Cambridge Regional College, Peterborough College of Adult Education, Huntingdonshire Regional College and Anglia Ruskin University.

More than 2,000 students from across the county are booked to visit, and more than 40 organisations have stands.

Skills Cambridgeshire actually offers young people the chance to get hands-on experience, try out skills and get expert advice about their working future.

A wide range of careers is represented, from engineering and automotive through to health and animal care.

Pharmaceutical companies, the armed forces, health and fitness companies, colleges, universities and training organisations are also among the list of employers at the event.

Organiser Nina Hurst-Jones said: "Skills Cambridgeshire has established itself as a key date in the academic calendar, with schools and colleges booking in to ensure that their students do not miss out on this valuable and exciting careers and skills arena."