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Forthcoming Events

People & Skills Week – East Midlands Chamber workshops

People and Skills Week will bring together businesses alongside academic institutions and thought leaders to identify the practical steps our region can take to address the challenge of accessing people with the right skills.

With the economy emerging from the impact of the past year, our People and Skills Week will explore what skills are required to support recovery and growth, to what extent they exist in the region, and how we can work collectively to deliver skills for the economy beyond the recovery.

This week-long event provides SMEs, organisations and charities from across East Midlands, an opportunity to attend webinars from expert speakers and panellists across five days.

Sessions delivered throughout the week will explore:

  • Reducing the impact of the pandemic on the jobs market
  • Ensuring training provision is responsive to employers needs
  • Capturing the productivity benefits gained over the past year
  • Delivering the skills that will respond to the climate emergency
  • Supporting the transition of young people into the jobs market


Monday – 14 June

10am | Building Skills for Net Zero – Construction Sector with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) – Book here

To achieve Net Zero by 2050, the construction industry will require the equivalent of 350,000 new roles to be created by 2028.

This session is for education providers and employers and will set out how opportunities and how the challenges can be overcome.

Tuesday – 15 June

10am | Building Resilience through Skills and Technology delivered by RDS Global – Book Here

The session will explore the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on the business structure, comparing before and after, it will provide delegates with a range of useful insights that can be used withing their own business.

There will be a strong focus on attracting and retaining the right skills in a fast moving landscape with the use of real-world examples.

2pm | Employer Guide to Traineeships delivered by Education Skills Funding Agency and Specsavers – Book here

Traineeships offer a funded, focused, flexible offer with a direct line of sight to employment.

This session will give an up-to-date guidance on this new incentive and how organisations can get involved.

Wednesday 16 June

9.30am-12.00pm | People and Skills Summit 2021: The Skills Landscape Beyond Recovery – 16 June – Book here

The centre-piece of the week the Summit will bring together key speakers from Business, Government and Education to discuss the changing needs of the labour market and the implications this has for all those involved.

The speakers will raise key issues and talk about their experiences of overcoming skills issues and how by working together we can meet these challenges.

Thursday 17 June

10am | How to reset recruitment to attract future generations in a post-pandemic world | Delivered by Access Generation – Book here

Do you know what it takes to become an employer of choice?

Find out with Access Generation and their peer panel of young people. Take away top tips and key learnings from their latest Employment Accessibility Research.

2pm | Employer Guide to T-Levels | Education Skills Funding Agency/Department of Education – Book here

T Levels are a new qualification for students aged 16-19. They sit alongside A levels and apprenticeships to give young people the technical and practical skills needed to be an asset in the workplace.

The session will allow organisations to ask questions about the advantages of being part of an industrial placement.

3.30pm | Virtual Apprenticeships – Remote recruitment, onboarding and support for apprentices – Book Here

How do you integrate a new recruit when you’re no longer based in the office every day? As we move into a world of home/hybrid and flexible working, we need to consider not just how to recruit virtually, but also how to onboard and provide ongoing support and training remotely.

Access Training have successfully supported employers to integrate new apprentices with existing teams remotely and will provide insight and tips to make sure you can get the most out of apprenticeships in the new post-pandemic world.

Friday 18 June

10am | HS2 Supply Chain Readiness, Skills, Employment and Education | Delivered by Mark Warrilow, Skills Stakeholder Manager – Phase 2 (Skills, Employment & Education), HS2 Ltd – Book here

Providing practical information on what is required of businesses to access the wide-ranging procurement opportunities that HS2 will bring to the East Midlands. This session will cover the HS2 commitment to delivering a co-ordinated programme of skills, employment and education activities.

2pm | The Digital Skills Gap – Improving digital marketing capabilities for businesses & staff | Delivered by Anicca Digital this will cover a series of training options and development strategies that businesses, staff, jobseekers and students can undertake to develop their digital skills and especially their digital marketing capabilities – Book here

If you have any queries on this and/or would be interested in sponsorship opportunities please email the Policy Team at East Midlands Chamber.

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