NSAFD’s Food & Drink Engineering Summit, sponsored by PPL Training, is now completely fully booked.
The Summit, taking place on Thursday 19th April at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, ran out of tickets earlier this week, showing the huge amount of interest from both businesses and providers.
The summit will set out to provide both a vision for how the industry can work together to tackle the skills challenge we face and practical ways in which individual food companies can address their own skills issues. All of this set against the context of significant technological advancement and a new landscape for training and education in England including the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.
With the Level 3 Food & Drink Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship in its 2nd year, the Level 6 Advanced Engineering Degree Apprenticeship recently signed off and the Level 5 Standard in development, it is evident there is a demand to fill the industry’s deficit of engineers. This Summit will bring together food & drink businesses from across the UK who will be joined by some fantastic speakers including:
NSAFD’s Justine Fosh said, “We are delighted at the response to this summit which clearly indicates that businesses are concerned about the shortage of engineering skills and are keen to address them. As a result of great collaborative working the industry has a clear strategy and a developing set of programmes and providers to support the whole industry. It promises to be a hugely useful summit coming at a particularly important time of major technological and political change “