Member Connect at Hugh Baird College | EEF

Member Connect at Hugh Baird College

Join us at this event and we’ll show you how to build your skills base with the next generation of engineering apprentices.

This year is set to be a big year for apprenticeships with two thirds of UK manufacturers recruiting an apprentice. To help those in the Liverpool City Region, EEF have partnered with Hugh Baird College to deliver locally based, high quality apprenticeship programmes that can be tailored to your needs.

The partnership brings together EEF’s expertise of building and managing apprenticeship programmes gained over 20 years, with Hugh Baird’s exceptional facilities to provide local manufacturers with world class training and apprenticeship programmes.

Join us at our event to see how we can help you deliver:

  • A fully managed apprenticeship programme with training designed around your needs covering NVQ, BTEC and/or City and Guilds qualifications
  • A recruitment campaign to get you the right calibre of apprentice with EEF’s expertise and the reach of the National Apprenticeship Service
  • Maximum funding for the management and delivery of the training programme

Who should attend?

  • Engineering and Manufacturing Organisations in the Liverpool City Region, West Lancashire and Cheshire West
  • CEO/Managing Directors
  • Engineering/Technology/Operations Directors and Managers
  • HR Directors/Managers
  • Those with responsibility for strategic and technology development

Why attend?

  • Find out more about how an Apprentice programme can benefit your business
  • Meet experienced delivery staff
  • View the facilities, which are designed to replicate a manufacturing environment
  • Discuss your needs in addressing existing skills gaps within your business


  • Stephen Fitzsimons, Membership & External Affairs, EEF The manufacturers’ organisation
  • Simon Reid, Advanced Manufacturing Manager, Liverpool Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
  • Bob Gearey, Apprentice & Skills Manager, EEF
  • Paula Rowland, Technologies Director, Hugh Baird College


13:00 Arrival and Registration
13:30 Welcome and Introduction – Stephen Fitzsimons, EEF
13:40 Introduction to Hugh Baird College – Paula Rowland, Hugh Baird College
14.00 Manufacturing across the Liverpool City Region - Simon Reid, Liverpool LEP
14:20 Apprenticeship Programme Overview – Bob Gearey, EEF
14.45 Tour of the Facilities
15.30 Networking & Questions
16.00 Close

In partnership with

hugh baird college

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