FTA Skills Summit: Presentations

Overview of the Skills Summit

Progress on actions agreed at the 2015 Driver Crisis Summit and update on the FTA driver shortage survey results
David Wells, Chief Executive, FTA

Headline sponsor’s address

Ray Ashworth, Managing Director, DAF Trucks Ltd

The skills shortage – where are the pressure points and what are the priorities?

Reviews by two employers covering drivers, engineers, transport managers and other skills
Ian Stansfield, Managing Director, Summit Logistics Consulting Ltd and former VP Asda Logistics Services and Supply Chain
Sarah Muirhead, Senior HR Business Partner, Wincanton

Attracting new people to the industry

The FTA Public Perceptions Survey 2016

Presentation of the results and key conclusions of a survey of public perceptions about the road transport sector
Ali Sims, Research Director, DJS Research
Julie Rundall, Research Manager, DJS Research

Priorities for an industry image campaign

How would a professional image consultancy propose to 'sell' the logistics sector to the public?
Miranda Chapman, Managing Direcor, Pillory Barn


Theo Paphitis, Dragon's Den star and Patron of the Skills Show (interview)

Interactive discussion with delegates on improving the image of logistics

Having heard the professionals what do you think? What are you proud of? What are you ashamed of? What do you think should be done to change the perceptions of the public, politicians and journalists?
Mediated by FTA staff with input from DJS Research and Pillory Barn

Apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy

How much will it cost? How will the levy be collected? What training courses will qualify? How do I apply for funding?
Liz Deakin, Business Development Director, City and Guilds
Colin Snape, HR Manager, Nagel Langdons and Lead Employers' Representative on the road haulage Trailblazer group

Recruit and retain

Masterclass 1

School leavers: how to reach the next generation
Sponsored by DAF Trucks

Ian Nichol, National STEM Development Manager, Career Ready
Neil Caldwell, Think Logistics Project Manager, Career Ready


Masterclass 2

Jobseekers: how to get Government help to support training for unemployed people and transition them into work
Sponsored by Department for Work & Pensions
Alex Farkas, Senior Employer Relations Manager, Department for Work & Pensions
Mandy Crump, Universal Credit Employer Lead, Department for Work & Pensions

Keynote speaker John Parkinson, Director – Motoring, Freight & London, Department for Transport

Masterclass 3

Retaining the good people we already have
Sponsored by Microlise
Emma Emmett, Director of HR, FTA Kathleen Howse, HR Business Partner, FTA
Stephen Watson, Director of Product, Microlise Ltd

Masterclass 4

Foreign workers: how to navigate the rules on employing foreign workers
Tom Hadley, Director of Policy, Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)
Fleur Linkman, Automotive and Logistics Divisional Manager, Euroforce Ltd

Masterclass 5

Armed service leavers: how to reach some of the best trained people looking to start another career
Hgv Heroes Campaign
Sponsored by Goodyear
John Hartley, Director – Business Development and Strategy, Kuehne Nagel
Jennie Pittam, Key Account Manager, Career Transition Partnership
Richard Reynolds, Noah London on behalf of Goodyear Tyres