Skills, Training and Strategy 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:

Professor Bradley Wynne
Research Director
Advanced Forming Research Centre, The University of Strathclyde
Connor O’Shea, Head of the UKCA delivery team at BEIS
Head of the UKCA delivery team
BEIS
Howard Boswell, Managing director - Inspired Leadership Support Ltd
Managing Director
Inspired Leadership Support Ltd
Spence Seaman
Senior Advisor & Climate Change Manager
Environment Agency

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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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
13:00 -  13:25

Introduction to the new UK Regulatory Regime for Goods (The UKCA marking)

Great Britain now has its own robust regulatory framework for goods – the UKCA marking, and the UK’s domestic regime seeks to ensure consumers are protected from unsafe, and non-compliant goods. Businesses should get ready for the new regime as soon as possible to ensure they are compliant by 1 January 2023. In this session BEIS will give an overview […]

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Connor O’Shea, Head of the UKCA delivery team at BEISConnor O’Shea Head of the UKCA delivery team
BEIS
13:30 -  13:55

LME and the metals market – now and in the future

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has played a central role in the metals market and its supply chains since 1877. That role continues today, with pricing, hedging and a physical delivery network operating globally. It is also evolving to meet ever changing market needs, including the criticality of metals for a sustainable future. Discover the part the LME is playing […]

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Georgina Hallett, Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer, LME GroupGeorgina Hallett Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer
LME Group
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
Mike ThakoordinMike Thakoordin EDI Projects
Durham University
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

10:00 -  10:25

The development of training for advancement manufacturing

This session is looking at the medium and longer-term developments of skill and training needed in advanced manufacturing.

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Chris Wiseman TWI ltdChris Wiseman Industry Sector Manager - Corporate Development
TWI Ltd
10:30 -  10:55

Introduction to the new UK Regulatory Regime for Goods (The UKCA marking)

Great Britain now has its own robust regulatory framework for goods – the UKCA marking, and the UK’s domestic regime seeks to ensure consumers are protected from unsafe, and non-compliant goods. Businesses should get ready for the new regime as soon as possible to ensure they are compliant by 1 January 2023. In this session BEIS will give an overview […]

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Connor O’Shea, Head of the UKCA delivery team at BEISConnor O’Shea Head of the UKCA delivery team
BEIS
11:00 -  11:25

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
11:30 -  13:00

UK Critical Minerals Strategy

Almost every part of modern daily life relies on minerals, often mined thousands of miles away. As technology evolves faster than ever, we become more and more reliant on a new cohort of minerals. We are moving to a world powered by critical minerals: we need lithium, cobalt and graphite to make batteries for electric cars; silicon and tin for […]

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Edmund Ward, Business Sector - Advanced Manufacturing at BEISEdmund Ward Head of Manufacturing & Resource Strategy
BEIS
Guy Hatcher, Technical Director & Co-Founder at Green LithiumGuy Hatcher Technical Director & Co-Founder
Green Lithium
Jeff Townsend, Founder of the Critical Minerals AssociationJeff Townsend Founder
Critical Minerals Association
kunal sinha, Head of Global Recycling, GlencoreKunal Sinha Global Head of Recycling
Glencore
14:00 -  14:25

The need to be better prepared for a changing climate

I will provide an update on what the EA has been doing to support companies to be better prepared for a rapidly changing climate. I will provide an update on our latest thinking on how best to ensure climate change adaptation is mainstreamed into systems to support environmental permitting.

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Spence SeamanSpence Seaman Senior Advisor & Climate Change Manager
Environment Agency
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 and the Devolved Administrations have established a new regime committed to defining and implementing the ‘Best Available Techniques’ for UK industry. The UK BAT process will set the industrial environmental standards required for the future protection of the environment within the UK. The ferrous metals industries will be one […]

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Chris YoungChris Young Senior Advisor UK-BAT -
Environment Agency
Paul Stevens, UK BAT Manager at the Environment AgencyPaul Stevens UK BAT Manager
Environment Agency

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Innovation & Technology

Theatre 4

Supply chain, Policy and Trade

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