Building and supporting a diverse, robust and dynamic workforce is essential to driving innovation in the UK. Meeting the demand for digital skills; ensuring the existing workforce can develop and retrain; and investing in a wide range of talent needs collaboration from across the public and private sector.

Join colleagues from across the country at the 9th Annual Skills Summit in February and discover the latest in creating and maintaining a workforce prepared for the UK job market.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Boosting numbers in STEM of female and BAME students
  • Widening participation and engagement in your skills agenda
  • Exploring alternative pathways into the workplace: Apprenticeships and T-Levels
  • Driving workforce efficiency: embedding a culture of continuous learning
  • Creating a flexible training strategy which can adapt to future demands
  • Working with training providers to upskill current employees

Confirmed Speakers Include: 

  • Rob Nitsch, CBE, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
  • Chinara Rustamova, Senior Policy Adviser, Education and Skills, FSB
  • Oliver Cardinali, Head of Future Skills, Industrial Strategy
  • Sally Andreou, Skills Hub Manager, Oxfordshire LEP
  • Richard Rowley, Managing Director, Census Life
  • Jean Cockerill, People Director, GTR
  • Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, AELP

Previous speakers have included:

  • Professor Steven McIntosh, Centre for Vocational Education Research, University of Sheffield 
  • Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
  • Senior Representative, National Retraining Scheme Division, Department for Education
  • Alison Morris, Director - Sector Development, The Education and Training Foundation
  • Philip Cox, Chief Executive, Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel, Head of Research, Education and Employers
  • Julian Roberts, Head of Employability, Truro and Penwith College
  • Lucy Sydney, Director of Strategic Relationships for VTQ, Ofqual
  • Annette Allmark, Head of Apprenticeships, BCS
  • Sonali Parekh, Head of Policy, FSB

Who attended:

FE colleges - Independent skills & training providers - Employers (including HR, L&D and Workforce Development) - LEPs & local authority skills teams - Higher Education Institutions - Awarding bodies & regulators - Learning & training solution providers - Policy makers


Public Sector & Registered Charities | 1 place: £255 | 2+ places: £205 each
Private Sector | 1 place: £345 | 2+ Places | £295 each

Prices above exclude VAT


Dods is a registered Continuing Professional Development provider. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points. A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.