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Employability and Skills Summit - 2020

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Venue: Loughborough University - West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough

Date: Thursday, 18 June 2020

Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: £25.00+VAT

Non-Member Price: £75.00+VAT

Employers continue to report a shortfall in skilled labour, with  prosperity resting on having access to a skilled, productive workforce this continues to be a perennial barrier to growth* - the annual Employability and Skills Summit will explore a range of solutions to support and improve your recruitment, retention and productivity challenges.

We are pleased to announce, for the second year, our headline sponsor:



Host venue sponsor: This event is kindly hosted by Chamber Strategic Partner:


Delivering against the Chamber goal to “Support the development of current and future workforce in the East Midlands” the 2020 Summit will show how the region can address the range of challenges business face and where we can ultimately create an environment where there is a bright future for our local economies, communities, young people and those furthest away from the job market.


On the day:

The Summit is aimed at business representatives - particularly those individuals responsible for the HR function within their organisation - business owners, representatives from the education sector, policy makers and business representation organisations.

Through a number of keynote presentations, panel discussions and workshops the Summit will explore the implications of the survey findings*, focusing on two key themes: Bridging the Gap: Improving the link between education and employers and How do we deliver the workforce employers in the East Midlands demand.

*Our Q4 Economic Survey  (December 2019) showed that 59% of respondents had looked to recruit in the previous 3 months, of those looking to recruit 60% experienced problems 

AGENDA OVERVIEW (detail to be finalised) 

  • Session 1: Where we are now
  • Session 2: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities 
  • Session 3: Policy and Governmental response
  • Session 4: Business exemplars and panel discussion

There will also be a range of workshops available to choose from on the day which will include topics such as:

  • The changing face of recruitment
  • Using focussed marketing to make you business attractive to potential candidates
  • Employment law update
  • Impact of Brexit on the workforcs inc EUSS
  • The Chamber Schools offer

The cost of the event includes all workshops, refreshments and a buffet lunch.

Who attends:

HR Directors, HR managers, HR business partners, careers leads, directors of apprenticeships and employer engagement,  Local Enterprise Partnerships, DWP, careers advisors, policy makers, local authority skills leads, heads of talent, regeneration and worklessness teams, curriculum leads, Head Teachers and Principals, FE and HEI representatives, Sector Skills Leads, business representation organisations


For details please contact  and the detail will be emailed out for your consideration.

Confirmation of your booking

A full confirmation with parking and directions will be emailed to delegates approx. 5 working days prior to the event - an invoice for your delegate place(s), will be emailed to you once your booking has been processed. We ask that all invoices are paid prior to attending the Summit.

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