ATG Training, an apprenticeship provider to the manufacturing and engineering sector, and Enterprise Marketing Solutions, a marketing agency serving the manufacturing sector, have partnered to create the Engineering Futures Group.
The aim of this group is to create a forum for businesses and their engineers in the Buckinghamshire area, to hear from speakers and discuss topics that affect their industry, and enable them to network. We intend to hold these events twice a year.
Talent & Skills for the Industries of the Future
The skillset of your employees is key to the success of your business. However, the skills required and the availability of skilled personnel is constantly changing with advances in technology and changes in free movement on the horizon. So, how can your business secure and retain the talent and skills required to ensure the future of your business?
At the Engineering Futures Group event on Friday 13th October 2017 we heard from four industry speakers. Download their presentations below.
The official launch of the Engineering Futures Group on Friday 24th February was a great success, attracting companies from across the region to hear about and discuss the effect that Brexit will have on their sector and how it will impact on both imports and exports.
Rupert Waters, Head of Economic Research, Buckinghamshire Business First
Rupert spoke about the current and future skills situation in Buckinghamshire, highlighted existing skills gaps in the Bucks/local area, how this might change in the future, and the need for Buckinghamshire to become better at retaining the required talent.
Download Rupert’s presentation here.
Paul Avins, Managing Director / Business Growth Coach, Oxonetix.com
Paul discussed the difference between technician and management skills and how to overcome conflict between the different personality types. He also helped identify ways to develop technician skills for management roles.
Download Paul’s presentation here.
Mark Eighteen, Commercial Director, Activate Learning
The Apprenticeship Levy came into effect in April 2017. Mark shared his experience of how the levy works and how different employers are approaching it.
Download Mark’s presentation here.
Jackie Campbell, Skills Development Manager, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership
For many businesses, school leavers offer an excellent recruitment opportunity. But how can these businesses engage effectively with schools? Jackie shared her experience of the benefits of creating a relationship with schools with examples of good and bad practices.
Download Jackie’s presentation here.