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11th May 2022

Talent Hub 2022

11th May 2022

As the industry seeks to “Professionalise the Profession”, inspiring, developing and retaining people is key to a successful business.

Our new Talent Hub hosts daily presentations from key industry representatives, with leading experts on the stand each day for one-to-one advice, alongside companies involved with training and developing the workforce.  A series of 20-minute informal speaker sessions, with time to ask questions, plus a host of other experts will be on hand each day to advise, inspire and guide you to next steps with examples of case study and success stories.

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More about Talent Hub

Talent Hub recognises the sector's need to attract and retain talent, the need for collaboration to identify skills gaps and to work to mitigate them

 

 

Presentations and Ask the Expert sessions will educate and inspire you to attract, develop and retain talent

Companies offering skills and development training will exhibit around the Hub

How it works

Short presentations from key sector representatives such as CILT (UK), Logistics UK and Road to Logistics

Ask the Expert Q&A sessions with organisations at the forefront, like Wincanton, National Grid and Aston University

Case studies, success stories, pragmatic advice, to support and build knowledge and networks for future talent proofing

Who should visit?

Employers who want to attract and retain talent

 

Anyone working in the sector who wants to know more about career development

Further and higher education professionals, to hear direct from the sector

What will you learn?

The 'nuts and bolts' of apprenticeships, why diversity is better for business

Embracing the values of the younger generation and how you can support them

 

An insight into young people's career choices, understanding and meeting employers' needs and responding to change

Talent Hub 2022: Schedule

Day 1: Wednesday, 11th May

Apprenticeship nuts and bolts

This short hub session will explore the “nuts and bolts” of Apprenticeships and walk through the Apprenticeship options available to business’s today. This will include the hidden benefits, educational levels, levy and funding explanations, plus ideas on how to begin or extend existing offerings.

Ask the Expert

Carol Greaves is an adviser for the Apprenticeship & Skills Hub. With over ​10 years of experience in apprenticeships and skills training. Carol offers expertise and knowledge in the field and is available to offer support to local employers looking to upskill staff with skills training and the most cost-effective means of doing so.

The Apprenticeship & Skills Hub are a free, impartial service for employers based in Hampshire & Surrey. The service offers skills-based solutions to support employers’ growth ambitions and will provide information and guidance on how to do this cost-effectively through funding and incentive options.

Meet the next generation

Logistics is the fifth largest sector in the UK, and yet there is little mention of it in the school and college curriculum. Bethany Windsor will share information on two CILT(UK) programmes that inspire the next generation of logisticians and ways in which the sector can become involved as well as hearing from new career entrants about what works for them when it comes to promoting the profession.

Ask the Expert

Marieta Jones is the lead Entry Talent Manager at Wincanton, the UK largest logistics organisation. Responsible for managing the attraction and onboarding across different entry talent programmes, Marieta is passionate about early careers and  works with a range of students and educational setting promoting logistics as an industry and build the next generation of logistics professionals.

A different view of recruitment and retention

Road to Logistics is a CIC established to tackle the driver shortage. Innovations in talent attraction form a key part of the strategy; people that may ordinarily be dismissed from working in the logistics sector are promoted and supported by Road to Logistics. Jennifer will explain how to get involved as a business and as individuals to tackle recruitment pain, and explain how Road to Logistics can support solving talent shortage challenges.

Ask the Expert

Geraint Davies is a senior figure at John Raymond Transport Limited/Nolan Transport GB. He has over 25 years’ experience in the sector in a variety of roles and is passionate about the industry. He has chaired the Logistics UK Welsh Freight Council, UK Council at Westminster, Vice-Chair of the IRTE/SOE Regional Group and Chair of the Wales Road Transport Advisory Group.

Tips and tricks to engage with education and training providers

A key role for the Enterprise M3 LEP is about getting the right people in the room to identify challenges and agree actions. This session will reflect on how the LEP has done this with reference to a selection transport and smart mobility projects. Moreover, as the sector evolves and grows, skills remain a priority.  Whilst there are undoubtedly changing skills needs, especially in relation to technology, the ability to think quickly, logically and analytically, together with people and skills, remain as important as ever.  But how do you effectively engage with education and training providers to ensure future talent has the skills the industry needs? We share some tips and tricks.

 

Ask the Expert

Daniel has been the Smart Mobility and Transport Lead Board Member for Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership since November 2020.  He joined the start-up ANGOKA as their Director of Smart Cities and Land Mobility in August 2021.  ANGOKA is a leader in building trust and cyber-resilience into Internet of Things (IoT) systems. Daniel is also a member of the board of the Office for Road and Rail (ORR) and spent four years as CEO of Zenzic – establishing this pivotal organisation to lead the UK’s £200 million connected and self-driving development programme.  Daniel previously held the roles of MD at Dynniq in Basingstoke, Head of Real Time Operations at Transport for London and was the Launch Director of the UK’s intelligent mobility innovation centre.

Diversity is better for business

Sonya will discuss why diversity is better for business, the opportunities networking can provide for connecting, engaging and inspiring the workforce and how Women in Transport supports its members and the wider transport sector.

Day 2: Thursday 12th May

Apprenticeships nuts & bolts

This short hub session will explore the “nuts and bolts” of Apprenticeships and walk through the Apprenticeship options available to business’s today. This will include the hidden benefits, educational levels, levy and funding explanations, plus ideas on how to begin or extend existing offerings.

Ask the Expert

Carol Greaves is an adviser for the Apprenticeship & Skills Hub. With over ​10 years of experience in apprenticeships and skills training. Carol offers expertise and knowledge in the field and is available to offer support to local employers looking to upskill staff with skills training and the most cost-effective means of doing so.

The Apprenticeship & Skills Hub are a free, impartial service for employers based in Hampshire & Surrey. The service offers skills-based solutions to support employers’ growth ambitions and will provide information and guidance on how to do this cost-effectively through funding and incentive options.

Introduction to the competency framework and online tools

CILT(UK) discuss the importance of a recognised standard of competencies that act as reference points to professionalise the profession. The CILT(UK) Competency Framework provides a best practice structure for skills gap analysis, aspirational career planning, job descriptions and more. Tania Barker, Director of Education and Professional Standards, shares examples of the ways in which the CILT(UK) Competency Framework can support your organisation with robust professional development

Sustainability at the heart of recruitment and retention

Research suggests that younger generations place greater importance on protecting the environment and preventing climate change. For many, this will not only influence their lifestyle choices, but also their career pathway. This session will explore the benefits of employing individuals who have made it their purpose to address climate change, and how companies can attract, recruit, develop and retain such individuals.

Ask the Expert

Sara Sloman has been involved in delivering sustainability centred infrastructure projects for over fifteen years both in the private and public sector. She brings an understanding of the lifecycle of EV infrastructure and the necessary steps required to successfully implement an effective Sustainability strategy. Sara believes in supporting all modes of transport for a sustainable future and her passion is in clean energy and zero emission mobility.

Having worked at several major organisations and led on several electric vehicle related projects including Optimise Prime, Lorna McAtear joined National Grid in August 2019 as Fleet Manager. She is a board member of the Association of Fleet Professionals and was also the winner of the Barbara Cox Woman of the Year award in 2021.

Transport and higher education

Transport and Higher Education – what 25 years of provision has taught us about young people’s career choices, understanding and meeting the needs of employers, and responding to a rapidly changing environment

Ask the Expert

As Vice Chair of the Next Generation Committee, Rachel Perkins is passionate about inspiring people to get involved in the transport industry. Rachel was on the Go Ahead Bus Graduate Scheme between 2019 and 2021, based at Go East Anglia and has since become manager for UniLink, part of Go South Coast.

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