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Bracing for the Skills Revolution: Thriving in a Dynamic Labour Market

The nature of business and work is constantly evolving. In this new age, business success will be tethered to the success of nurturing the next generation of workers. To meet this challenge head on and within the wider context of the UK employment market, Skills and Employability 2019 has curated one crucial day of engagement, on the themes that matter to you.

Taking place on Thursday 26th September 2019, the conference is built around the critical issues of: the prospects of apprenticeship reform; the implementation of T-levels; the burgeoning digital skills gap; social mobility and routes for in-work progression; and life- long learning.

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Why attend Skills & Employability 2019?

The Skills and Employability Summit is a special community of solution orientated experts, who are successfully navigating the changing world of work.

This forum is an opportunity to learn about the UK government’s priorities for the skills and employability sector as well as diffusing the uncertainty around funding, post 16 options and strengthening the links between enterprise and UK academic institutions.

We have attentively listened to the concerns of employers, careers advisers and human resources professionals and together we shall progress on these challenges.
Topics will include:

2019 Speakers Include:

Phil Beach CBE
Executive Director for Vocational and Technical Qualifications
Ofqual (confirmed)
Sir Gerry Berragan
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (confirmed)
John Cope
Head of Education and Skills
Confederation of British Industry (confirmed)
Kate Daubney
Head of King's Careers & Employability,
King's College London (confirmed)
Bilal Bobat
Head of Adult Education & Skills
Barking and Dagenham College (confirmed)
Dr Sam Grogan
Pro Vice-Chancellor of Student Experience
University of Salford, Manchester (confirmed)
Clare Riley
Further Education and Higher Education Engagement Manager
Microsoft (confirmed)
Mark Dawe
Chief Executive Officer
Association of Employment and Learning Providers (confirmed)


An excellent event bringing like-minded people together to develop opportunities for our future workforce

Lead Practitioner, Gateshead College

An absolutely fantastic event. If you are working in the skills and employability area, this is the one event you need to go to. I left the event with new ideas and totally inspired

Schools Employment Co-Ordinator, Rhonda Cynon Taf Local Authority

The event showcased lots of new and interesting ideas and policies about the much needed direction of travel around the integration of employers and education, as partners and co-educators of the 21st century workforce

Careers Manager, Toot Hill School

Tickets & Registration

This highly interactive one-day summit is a must-attend for for skills sector professionals. Benefit from:
  • A programme delivered by leading policy makers and decision makers across the skills sector
  • The opportunity to learn and solve the issues facing the sector with over 250 of your peers
  • Discover pioneering and award-winning case studies from across the UK

Park Plaza Victoria London

Situated in the heart of London, the Victoria Park Plaza is a world class venue providing the perfect environment to learn, network, and do business. Delegates will enjoy high quality conference facilities with full catering throughout the day, including breakfast and a post-show drinks reception.

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