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Who Attends?

The Skills & Employability virtual summit is designed to bring together professionals from across the whole of the public sector for learning and debates.

Sectors in attendance include:

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
Central Government
Local Government
Schools and Colleges

Typical job titles in attendance:

Apprenticeship Directors
Directors of Employability
Directors of Training
Employment Strategy Directors
Heads of Access to Employment
L&D Directors
Heads of Careers
Heads of Partnerships
Adult Education Leads
Enterprise Partnership Directors
Heads of Regional Development
Heads of Learning and Skills
Heads of Vocational Skills
Heads of Work Skills Programmes
Learning, Skills and Employment Managers
Local Employment Leads
Graduate Outreach Heads
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Virtual Event Platform

New for 2020 we are changing the mould for academic institutions and employers to learn, connect and grow. Our new Virtual Summit format brings more benefits than ever:

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Flexible Learning

Access content for a full 30-days after the summit, including recordings and speaker slides

Wider Reach

Learn how organisations across the UK and Europe are facing current challenges, with attendees joining from international locations

Tailored Content

Join the sessions that best fit your interests and schedule, with presentations happening over 3 days

Increased Interaction

Submit your questions to our speakers in advance to have your voice heard on the topics that matter most to you

Why Attend?

Hear about government’s £170 million investment to provide higher quality technical education to plug local skills gaps
Gain in-depth, expert advice for the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, delivering 3 million apprenticeships to young people by 2020
Discover pioneering and award-winning case studies from across the UK and network with key partners within the sector
Explore the efforts of businesses to address the nation’s digital skills gaps and support up-skilling in the workplace
Discuss and debate the importance of consistent and high quality careers guidance and soft skills training for more confident entry into the labour market
Network with over 300 of your peers, sharing thought leadership and best practice from academic institutions, training providers, employers, local and central government and the third sector


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