London Transport Museum
Covent Garden
29th September 2016
Event Partners
Topics covered at the event include:
  • Defining a skills strategy that meets sector and employer needs
  • The image of careers in highways and changing perceptions to manage resource demands
  • National Plan for Infrastructure Skills: One year on - is industry delivering?
  • Crossrail, meeting the skills demand of major projects
  • Ensuring competency across the network, the Highways England skills passport
  • The horizon, are we really facing an issue with an ageing workforce?
  • Ensuring fit for purpose skills for a specialist sector
  • Apprentices, the leaders of our future

Why you should attend
  • Be informed of the latest skills strategies that meet sector and employer needs
  • Hear from leading companies about their apprenticeship initiatives
  • Gain an overview of what is being done to try and attract new talent into the highways sector
  • Find out how to solve problems with recruiting and where to look for staff
  • Opportunity to learn from other sectors about how they're addressing the demand for skills
  • Become part of an ongoing debate as to how the highways industry responds to demands for skills within the sector
  • Receive and share knowledge from the industry's leading professionals and governing bodies on how skills innovations and apprenticeships can be valuable to your business
  • Help form part of an action plan that will be geared towards highlighting highways as an attractive sector to work in
Event Sponsors

Highway Skills
The government has pledged to create more than 30,000 apprenticeship places across the road and rail industry during the lifetime of this Parliament.

To help deliver this ambition the government have announced the appointment of Terry Morgan CBE to develop a transport and infrastructure skills strategy, to help the transport industry ensure a continuous pipeline of skilled workers.

Highway Skills - Delivering a workforce fit for the future, is a one day conference jointly presented by the National Highways Academy and Highways Magazine; directly relating to the launch of their Highways Recruit service, bringing together key stakeholders within the industry sector to assess, strategise and collaborate as to how skills can be maximised for the future workforce.
Conference Presentation

The Highway Skills Conference presentation is now availabile to download. Please use the link to download the presentation.

For individual presentations, please go to the programme page and click on the speakers links.

We hope you enjoyed the event and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Who Should Attend?
  • Operational directors and managers across the skills network
  • Local and network contractors
  • Those responsible for the skills and training across the strategic network
  • Heads of highways at local authorities
  • Senior directors, managers and engineers
  • Heads of HR and recruiters