Skills and Training Theatre

Theatre 1

Sills and training Theatre

Career | Equality, diversity & inclusion | Apprenticeship | Best practice

To achieve its wider ambitions for growth, the UK Metals Industry will need to attract some 2,300 graduates a year and 9,200 apprentices and technicians. It will also have to retain those it already has and retrain others to acquire the specific skills required for the future. This will be challenging given the image of the industry and the dearth of both vocational training and appropriate degree-level courses.

Speakers include:

Chris Wiseman TWI ltd
Industry Sector Manager - Corporate Development
TWI Ltd
Georgina Hallett, Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer, LME Group
Chief Sustainability Officer
London Metal Exchange
Professor Bradley Wynne
Research Director
Advanced Forming Research Centre, The University of Strathclyde
Sue Black
Professor of Computer Science & Technology Evangelist
Durham University

Wednesday 14th September 2022

10:00 -  10:50

Future Skills, Up-skilling and Re-Skilling: Life-Long Learning in the Metals Sector

Workforce of the Future – the need for green skills, digital skills and attracting talent.

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Chris Wiseman TWI ltdChris Wiseman Industry Sector Manager - Corporate Development
TWI Ltd
Howard Boswell, Managing director - Inspired Leadership Support LtdHoward Boswell Managing Director
Inspired Leadership Support Ltd
Martin Dudley CEO of Thomas Dudley Group LtdMartin Dudley CEO
Thomas Dudley Group Ltd
Dr Pam Murrell, Chief Executive, the Cast Metals FederationPamela Murrell Chief Executive
The Cast Metals Federation
11:00 -  11:50
Frank Bowley, Head of the Unit for Future Skills at the Department of EducationFrank Bowley Head of the Unit for Future Skills
Department for Education
Howard Boswell, Managing director - Inspired Leadership Support LtdHoward Boswell Managing Director
Inspired Leadership Support Ltd
Jane Pierce, Deputy Director, Engineering, Construction and Transport at Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.Jane Pierce Deputy Director, Engineering, Construction and Transport
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
12:00 -  12:50

Best Practice in Apprenticeships and Recruitment of Young People

Apprenticeships are a great way for employers to nurture their own talent and provide an excellent route for young people to enter the labour market when starting out in their careers as they allow an individual to train on a job and gain qualifications at the same time. Despite this, there are still a lot of misconceptions around apprenticeships amongst […]

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Adam Tipper, Managing Director at Next Gen MakersAdam Tipper Managing Director
Next Gen Makers
Alan Young, Programme Delivery Manager, EDTAlan Young Programme Delivery Manager
EDT (The Engineering Development Trust)
Ellis Bailey, Managing Director at Yellow Tree Workforce DevelopmentEllis Bailey Managing Director
Yellow Tree Workforce Development
Howard Boswell, Managing director - Inspired Leadership Support LtdHoward Boswell Managing Director
Inspired Leadership Support Ltd
14:00 -  14:50

Challenging Recruitment Stereotypes – Diversity and Inclusivity in the Metals Industry

As the world moves through the fourth industrial revolution, the changing nature of work, gender, diversity and inclusion matter more than ever. Gender, diversity and inclusion – equity – matter because diverse societies, communities, groups and teams produce significantly better outcomes for all members. This is as true anywhere as it is in the metals industry where inclusion (particularly for […]

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Jacqui Murray, Director Faraday Battery Challenge Innovate UKJacqui Murray Deputy Director
Faraday Battery Challenge Innovate UK
Philippa OldhamPhilippa Oldham Stakeholder Engagement Director
Advanced Propulsion Centre
Sue BlackSue Black Professor of Computer Science & Technology Evangelist
Durham University
15:00 -  15:50

How to Bring Together Material Science and Manufacturing Technologies?

This year we will have an amazing opportunity to find ourselves in the heart of UK Metal Industry in UKME 2022 and discover the top developments in the world of material science. At the same time, there are quite a lot of conversations happening between the manufacturers, material providers, Tier 1 and 2 partners, OEMs, highlighting the gap in knowledge […]

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Professor Bradley WynneBradley Wynne Research Director
Advanced Forming Research Centre, The University of Strathclyde
Evgenia YakushinaEvgenia Yakushina Forming Team Leader
Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde
Jan Lukaszewski Technical Manager at ALFEDJan Lukaszewski Technical Manager
The Aluminium Federation ALFED
Steve Morley, President of CBMSteve Morley President
Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM)

Thursday 15th September 2022

11:30 -  11:55

Risks, Uncertainty and Challenges in the UK Metal Supply-Chain

The UK manufacturing and construction sectors are reliant on imports of metals. With most value-chains reaching back to China and further, these imports are increasingly being buffeted by macroeconomics, trade restrictions and governmental policies. Focused on metals, this session will look at how these developments are adding risks to supply and bringing price volatility, and touch on what buyers might […]

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Jason KaplanJason Kaplan Director and Commodity Analyst
Commodities Analysis and Insight
12:00 -  12:50

Question time

The panel surrounding Lord Redesdale is composed of at least one member of the three major parties (Labour, Conservatives, and Liberal Democrats). Topic and panellists to be confirmed close to the event

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Lord Redesdale Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo
14:00 -  14:25
14:30 -  14:55

‘Best Available Techniques’– A future regime within the UK

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the UK Government the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland are firmly committed to providing a future regime for the development of ‘Best Available Techniques’ within the UK. Speaker will be confirmed soon.

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