Manufacturing Connect at Gestamp Tallent | EEF

Manufacturing Connect at Gestamp Tallent

Developing workforce talent

Join us as we hear from Gestamp Tallent, on how a change in process led to a transformation of how they develop their workforce.

Our Manufacturing Connect events are hosted at manufacturers' facilities and include a factory tour, enabling best practice and information sharing with your peers.

Many businesses in manufacturing and beyond struggle to adequately develop their workforces, both to sufficiently utilise their current workforce, but also to develop it to face the challenges of the future. Some of the issues faced by manufacturers’ today are:

  • How can manufacturers’ upskill their workforce to meet the challenges of today?
  • How can manufacturers utilise the apprentice levy to help develop their team?
  • How can manufacturers train to retain their existing workforce?

This manufacturing connect event addresses these issues and more.

What you will take away from this event:

  • The latest insight into what is needed to drive a development journey
  • How your EEF membership can help you develop your team
  • Experience of a real-time journey into talent development utilising the levy
  • Opportunities to network and solve problems together.

Who should attend?

Attend if you are…

  • Responsible for developing your workforce.
  • Struggling to utilise the apprentice levy to the full.
  • Starting a development programme, and want to learn what others have dealt with the challenges they faced.

At this event you will:

  • Hear from Gestamp about the business and specifically their Tallent Development programme and how they have turned challenge into opportunity and have the opportunity to ask them questions about this programme.
  • Learn about the ways in which members can develop their own talent including making the most of the current apprentice levy.



08:30 Registration and breakfast networking


Welcome and introduction - Richard Halstead, EEF Membership Engagement Director - North 
09:15 An introduction to Gestamp Tallent, Wayne Reynoldson, Plant Director, Gestamp Tallent
09:30 Tallent Development, David Pearson, Training Manager, Gestamp Tallent


Manufacturing Technology - retaining, developing and growing the workforce for today and the future, David Woakes, Group Business Development Manager, Jonathan Lee
10:45 Factory tour
12:00 Lunch & Networking 
12:30 Close

EEF will not normally refuse entry to events, however, it is our policy to not admit competitors of EEF or our host facility into Manufacturing Connect events.

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