The 9th Annual Skills Summit

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.

Website and full agenda:

Check out the latest confirmed speaker line-up and up-to-date agenda on our website here.

    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 Industrial Strategy People, BEIS
    • Richard Rowley, Managing Director, Census Life
    • Jean Cockerill, People Director, GTR
    • Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, AELP

    About the event:

    The morning session will focus on ensuring students and young people have the support and access to resources they need, including exploring alternative pathways into the workplace.

    The afternoon session will explore upskilling your existing workforce and hear from leading organisations driving change to empower and encourage individuals into employment.

    Who should attend?

    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

    Further information:

    Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
    A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

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

    For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

    To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

    Tuesday 11th February 2020

    11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)

    Central London  | Venue will be announced closer to the time

    Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


    Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


    Above prices exclude VAT

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