DAILY ‘SECTOR SKILLS’ PANEL

SKILLS FOR COMPETENCE & COMPLIANCE Hosted by Cogent Skills

Panel Session Host

Neil SmithHead of Workforce Development - Cogent Skills

Time & Location

Wednesday: 13.00 to 14.00, Stage 3

About the Daily Skills Panels

2-day Skills Panel programme   Hosted by Cogent Skills

DAILY FEATURE PANEL DISCUSSION  – 13.00-14.00 daily (Stage 3)

Day 1 (Wed 15 Sept) 13.00-14.00 daily (Stage 3)

PANEL DISCUSSION: Skills for Competence & Compliance

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.

Day 2 (Thur 16 Sept) 13.00-14.00 (Stage 3)

PANEL DISCUSSION : Skills for Competence & Compliance

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.

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Panel Host Bio:

Neil is a  founder member of the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board, and took a leading role in the development of the UK’s PSM Skills Strategy, supporting the development of the PSM training standards and assuring the programme is supported with the highest quality training provision since the establishment of the PSM programme in 2010. Neil continues to provide ongoing support to the PSM Competence Programme Board and Expert Panel.

Working in partnership with Cogent Skills expert training partners, Neil also leads the development of tailored and bespoke PSM training solutions for employers both within the UK and internationally, with clients including National Grid, Unilever, GSK, Tata Steel, British Steel, Centrica and Johnson Matthey.

Neil also leads the Cogent Skills team that supports businesses to evaluate and improve their approach to workforce competency management and supporting their development of sustainable competence management systems.