10:15 Registration & Morning Refreshments

11:00 Chair's Introduction

Chair: Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, AELP (Confirmed)

11:10 The UKs 2030 Skills Needs

Speaker: Oliver Cardinali, Head of Future Skills, Industrial Strategy (Confirmed)

11:40 Headline Sponsorship Address

12:00 Creating a workforce equipped for the UK job market

  • 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
  • Grow your own: Investing in the future workforce
  • Creating tailored training to meet specific skill areas

Speaker: Jean Cockerill, People Director, GTR (Confirmed)

Speaker: Chinara Rustamova, Senior Policy Adviser, Education and Skills, FSB (Confirmed)

Speaker: Rob Nitsch, CBE, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (Confirmed)

13:00 Networking Lunch

13:50 Championing skills development in the workplace

Hear from leading organisations driving change to empower and encourage individuals into employment.

  • 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
  • Harnessing adult training and driving social mobility

Speaker: Richard Rowley, Managing Director, Census Life (Confirmed)

Speaker Sally Andreou, Skills Hub Manager, OxLEP (Confirmed)

15:20 Chair’s Summary & Event Close

Chair: Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, AELP (Confirmed)

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice