METALL breakfast seminar #5 - Mind the [Skills] Gap!
Please join us for the next free to attend METALL breakfast seminar on Thursday 1st June at South Lodge Hotel in West Sussex.
In this specially extended breakfast event, for which we are delighted to include a Q&A session with 3 well-known industry experts, we will be looking at one of the most important and difficult challenges faced by many businesses. How do we maintain and access the current talent pool within the manufacturing, engineering and technology sectors and ensure a healthy supply of new recruits for tomorrow’s roles?
We are delighted to be joined by Sir John O'Reilly, Maggie Philbin OBE and Professor Andrew Lloyd who all have key insight and in-depth knowledge of the issues and opportunities businesses face in this area. Facilitated by John Docherty of CBS Butler, our expert panel will discuss the best approach to solve the skills issue before opening up the discussion on topics such as Brexit, the Government's attitude to skills training and how to encourage young people into the industry.
This event will be very popular so please register now.
METALL is free to attend subject to meeting certain criteria. Click here for more information and to register.
Refreshments and breakfast will be provided.
About the speakers
Sir John O'Reilly
Chairman of the ERA Foundation | link to profile
The ERA Foundation is a non-profit organisation which supports engineering skills development and aims to bridge the gap between engineering research and its commercialisation. Sir John has real insight into the way government thinks about the sector from his experience as Director General, Knowledge and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.
Maggie Philbin OBE
CEO and co-founder of TeenTech | link to profile
Maggie is a popular science and technology reporter, known from her time on television programmes such as Tomorrow’s World and Bang Goes the Theory. She has been working tirelessly as CEO of TeenTech, an award-winning, industry-led initiative, which helps the “X Factor” generation understand their true potential and the real opportunities available in the contemporary STEM workplace.
Professor Andrew Lloyd
Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Brighton | link to profile
Andrew has practical experience around the provision of engineering teaching in a university setting and helped to deliver the new Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) at the university. He has also been involved in the setting up of the University of Brighton Academies Trust which operates schools in Hastings as well as advising on the bid for the Harbourside University Technical College at Newhaven.
Sponsored by asb law, Carpenter Box and CBS Butler, METALL brings together professionals from regional manufacturing, engineering and technology companies to promote good practice, share experiences and network with peers.