Manufacturing Connect at UTC | EEF

Manufacturing Connect at UTC

The Apprenticeship Levy one Year on and the skills landscape in UK Manufacturing

EEF is working on behalf of the manufacturing sector to influence the skills and policy agenda. This event will provide valuable insight into the latest policy developments in particular those around the apprenticeship levy. Learn how to access the right skills to future proof your business.

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

Skills for the UK Manufacturing sector are always cited as the main reason contributing to the ‘productivity gap’, and with the sector moving towards the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) this is not getting any easier. Changes in the funding landscape with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy over 12 months ago this has only complicated things more. We need to continue to attract young people into STEM subjects and then ultimately into the UK Manufacturing sector. We must use the pace of 4IR to attract this vital skills set into the sector, but this must be balanced with up skilling and reskilling those already working in the sector.

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Who should attend?

  • CEOs/MDs
  • Operations/Manufacturing Directors
  • IT Directors/Managers
  • CTOs
  • Design Engineers
  • Who has an interest in securing the right skills now and future skills for the business

Why attend?

Get first hand insight from EEF experts and leading businesses on:

  • What the manufacturing workplace of the future look like & a discussion on how we get there as a sector.
  • What will organisations require from their staff in future?
  • Are the current apprentices standards fit for purpose? Are they future proof?
  • Careers in future not be led by occupation, but the skills needed by industry
  • How do you bring your workforce with you during the change journey?
  • Hear what EEF is doing to influence the skills agenda and Input into EEF skills policy


Verity Davidge, Senior Employment & Skills Adviser, EEF

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Annette Valentine, Employer Support Manager, Tomorrow's Engineers

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David Woakes, Group Business Development Manager, Jonathan Lee Recruitment

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Lambert Engineering

Leeds University Technical College



5pm to 8pm. Programme details to be confirmed.

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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