DSEI 2017

People and Skills Day [DSEI17D4]

15 September 2017

People and Skills Day takes place today, providing the platform to engage and inform the next generation of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals.

People and Skills Day is supported by Atlas Elektronik, the Army, BAE Systems, Bloodhound SuperSonic Car, DMS, Dstl, Fujitsu, General Dynamics, Leonardo, Marshall, Northrop Grumman, QinetiQ − People and Skills Day Sponsor, Rolls-Royce and the Royal Navy − which are all exhibition visitors.

Personal Development Hub (Global Theatre, North Hall) ‘‘I would like to take this opportunity to encourage a visit to the Personal Development Hub, located in the Global Theatre. Organisations such as the Institute of Royal Mechanical Engineers, the IET, The Royal Aeronautical Society and Cyber Security Challenge UK will be on hand to discuss skills and career development,’’ says Duncan Reid, event director.

People and Skills Day is also supported by various institutions and non-profit organisations: Careers at Sea, Cyber Security Challenge UK, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Joystick Club, Royal Academy of Engineering, STEM Learning, Women in Defence, Trinity House, Royal Aeronautical Society and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

As key enablers of capability, the sector’s workforce and skills base are considered the most important assets to employers and to a nation’s leading edge in advanced technology development.

What’s on today

At 12.00 on People and Skills Day at DSEI, the Defence Growth Partnership (DGP) will be launching an initiative to develop key skills in the defence industry.

The DGP, which brings together 600 organisations across industry, government and academia, has created this new programme to develop the people and skills that will grow the UK’s future trading relationships. This effort will support the ‘Team UK’ vision for UK’s international partnerships in the defence sector.

Full details of the new skills programme will be disclosed by the chairman of DGP Skills, Dave Armstrong, in the West Theatre at 12:00.

Visitors are also welcome to find more about the DGP and its efforts to develop skills in the UK defence sector at its stand in the UK Pavilion, S4-179.

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