Gordon Thompson is EEF’s Technology Skills Lead and works closely with manufacturing organisations to understand their skills needs and support them in the planning and execution of their technical skills requirements. Gordon has over 17 years’ experience in developing and running engineering and leadership programmes. During his time at EEF, Gordon has worked with a wide variety of EEF members, working with them to develop training programmes to support those organisations skills needs. Gordon also works closely with the technical training tutors at EEF to develop new and innovative technical training courses that keep UK manufacturers at the forefront of new technology developments.
Before joining EEF Gordon had a highly successful career in the Royal Air Force in aircraft maintenance and engineering, where he managed and developed a wide range of engineering, technical training and leadership and management programmes. Gordon also has extensive experience of teaching City & Guilds Level 3 Hydraulics and Pneumatics, and Mechanical Engineering training.