2-DAY SKILLS PANELS OVERVIEW

Hosted by Cogent Skills, the UK’s strategic body for skills in the science industries, this 2-day feature panel sessions programme addresses ‘head on’ the sweeping tide of change in the UK’s Chemicals & Chemicals Product processing industries and the consequential challenges and priorities for maintaining ensuring a high-performance SKILLS readiness to meet tomorrow’s evolving processing landscape.

Tomorrow’s Chemical Industries need to be ready for:

  • Impact of changes in materials and process technology
  • Increased digitalisation/networking of plant, processes & workforce
  • Challenges of Cyber Attack on critical facilities
  • Energy transition, meeting new targets for energy efficiency & process intensification
  • Meeting challenges of Net Zero & Climate Change evolving mandates
  • Ever stricter evolving environmental performance goals
  • Evolving ‘regulatory landscape’ in sector competence

Includes latest data from UK Chemical Industry Skills Survey 2021

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With 2 contrasting panel line-ups, these sessions provide unmissable perspectives from leading expert panellists embracing Industry, Trade Bodies & Competent Authorities  addressing current & future skills, knowledge and behaviours of the UK chemical & process industries workforce, to meet these challenges.  EACH DAILY PANEL SESSION provides:

  • The opportunity to get short presentation ‘perspectives’ from each panellist about sector skills priorities and preparedness in the near and more distant future
  • ‘Live Q&A’ panel/audience discussion around the BIG issues

2-DAY PANEL SCHEDULE:

An Employer View on Skills for Competence & Compliance

Wednesday 15th September 2021 (13:00-14:00) Stage 3

Theme: Your current workforce is your future workforce:  how ready are your existing employees for the skills challenges you’ll face in the next 5-10 years?

In this session we will share the findings from our UK Chemical Industry Skills Survey and explore the potential impact of changes in materials and process technology, increased digitalisation, and the drive towards energy efficiency and improved environmental performance on the requirements for skills, knowledge and behaviours of science industry workforce.

Featured  Panellists include:

  • Neil Smith – Head of Workforce Development, Cogent Skills Training  (Host)
  • Stephen Elliott – Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association (CIA)
  • Justine Fosh –  Chief Executive Officer at Cogent Skills
  • Graham Smith – Site Director, LANXESS (Widnes) 

*check for further updates to panellist line up

A Competent Authority View on Skills for Competence & Compliance

Thursday 16th September 2021   (13:00-14:00) Stage 3

Theme: How will changes to materials and process technology, increased digitalisation, and the drive towards energy efficiency and improved environmental performance impact on the regulatory landscape.

Hear from the Competent Authority their views on the short to medium term direction of travel and how the regulatory landscape may evolve in the longer term.

Featured  Panellists include:

  • Neil Smith – Head of Workforce Development, Cogent Skills Training (Host)
  • Sarabjit Purewal OBE – Cyber Security and Emerging Technology Lead – Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • Dr Mike Nicolas – Senior Advisor : COMAH at Environment Agency
  • Max Walker –  HSE Head of Operational Pandemic Portfolio, Health and Safety Executive (HSE)