Skills Hub

Day One - CPD Training Workshops

10am - 10.50am

Apprenticeship Levy - Maximising Potential 

 

11am - 11.50am 

How to Build a Stronger Property and Construction Brand

 

12pm - 12.50pm

Contracts - Writing, Negotiating & Winning

  • Going back to basics - why was the company established?
  • Do you have strong values that form the basis of your activities - do all employees know what they are?
  • What's your mission? If you wish to accept it, do all your employees too?
  • What value are you adding above your competitors?
  • Don't take that tone with me: the importance of your brand's tone of voice
  • Can you hear me now?? Getting your message heard in the busy market place

Speaker:

Jennifer Evans, Director/Owner, Vivacity London

 

1pm - 1.50pm

Building Your Network, Winning Contracts & Closing Deals 

 

2pm - 2.50pm

Marketing Tools - Developing a Winning Marketing Campaign

 

3pm - 3.50pm

PR & Brand Development for Success

Day Two - Conference & CPD Workshops

10am Skills & Apprenticeship Development

  • Increasing engagement

  • Apprenticeship landscape

  • Pathway to construction

  • Supply chain

  • Engagement support for SME's

Speaker: 

Martyn Price MBE, Chairman, Cross Industry Construction Apprenticeship Task Force

 

10.30am Panel Discussion: Skills Development in UK Construction 

  • Apprenticeship opportunities

  • Steps to bridge the skills gab

Speakers:

Tony Ellender, Emerging Talent Manager, Balfour Beatty

Phil Wade, Operations Director, First Base

Michelle Sawson, Skills Programme Director, Lendlease

Cllr Kim Caddy, Cabinet Member (Employment, Skills and Business Development), London Borough of Wandsworth

Scott Young, Head of Skills and Employment, Tideway

 

11.30am Increasing Employability

  • Employability Skills

  • Skillsets desired by employers

  • Skillsets provided to students

  • Methodology

  • Contextualisation - case studies

Speaker: 

Christine Gausden, Programme Lead, University of Greenwich

 

12pm Panel Discussion: Construction Opportunities within Colleges

  • What are the job opportunities available in the industry?

  • Training and development

Speakers: 

Lee Boresta, Head of Construction Dept, Barnet and Southgate College

Perry Paraskeva, Senior Business Consultant, Barking and Dagenham College

 

12.30pm Construction in Schools

  • How to get schoolchildren involved in construction

  • Plans for giving schoolchildren the opportunity to gain work experience on a construction site

  • Looking at apprenticeships in construction and ensuring schools are providing the correct information to their pupils

Speaker: 

Jeremy Rabinovitch, Workplace Co-ordinator, Tolent Construction Ltd

 

1pm Workshop: Improving Schools Outreach to Solve the Skills Gap

  • MOOC's Module

Speaker: 

Kathryn Lennon Johnson, Director, Built Environment Skills in Schools

 

2pm Workshop: Adopting a Strong Apprentice Scheme

 

3pm Workshop: Employers Engaging with Education