Member Connect - Apprentices and Skills in Engineering

Join us at EEF’s Technology Training Centre as we celebrate National Apprentice Week & find out how we can help you address the skills gaps in your organisation.

About this event

EEF have a wealth of experience in the delivery of engineering apprenticeships and technical skills to existing staff and you are invited to join us at this Member Connect event where we celebrate National Apprentice Week 2015.  With insight from current apprentices, employers and EEF experts, find out how EEF are able to support your business - both with short term skills gaps and long term succession planning.

We’ll also be joined by Verity O’Keefe, EEF’s Employment and Skills Policy Adviser, to take you through the key themes of our Skills Manifesto - including how the apprentice and technical skills landscape may change in light of the forthcoming general election.

This event includes a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities enabling employers and apprentices alike to benefit from world class training.

Who should attend

This event is designed for Engineering and Manufacturing organisations in the south, north and midlands

  • CEO/Managing Directors
  • Engineering/Technology/Operations Directors and Managers
  • HR Directors/Managers
  • Those with responsibility for strategic and technology development

There is no charge for members to attend this event although we anticipate high demand and places are limited.

Why attend?

  • Hear from apprentices and employers about the benefits gained from running apprenticeships within their business
  • Understand how you can kick-start apprenticeships in your organisation and how you can access funding to support this.
  • Find out how the apprentice and wider skills landscape may change in light of the general election
  • Find out how you can use EEF’s technical skills training to cross/up-skill your existing engineering staff and how this can address your organisations’ short term skills needs and long term succession planning
  • Understand EEF’s capability to deliver apprenticeships either through our residential programme, or through delivery in partnership with your local college
  • Take a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities which are designed to replicate a manufacturing environment

Programme

10:00

Registration, coffee and networking

 

10:30

Welcome and introductions

Jim Davison, Region Director - South East, EEF

Peter Winebloom, Technical Training Director, EEF

10:40

Key themes from EEF’s Skills Manifesto including how the apprentice and wider skills landscape may change in light of the forthcoming general election

Verity O’Keefe, Employment and Skills Policy Adviser, EEF

11.00

Apprentice employers and apprentice case studies

 

Simon Cutler, Learning and Development Manager, Ishida Europe Limited and apprentices

Paula Wardle, TPM & Training Manager, Ibstock Brick Ltd and apprentices

12:00

Break

 

 

12:15

EEF Technology Training Centre & Skills Service and the National Apprentice Programme

Neil Withey and Bob Gearey, EEF

12:30

Tour of the facilities

 

13:15

Lunch and networking

 

14:00

Depart

 

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