The aerospace and defence (A&D) industry has always had a positively symbiotic relationship with top talent, but needs to reinvigorate its attractiveness if it is to continue being a magnate that attracts the best of tomorrow’s leaders. Historically A&D has attracted the best talent and also provided a fertile ground for talent to express themselves through progressive achievements. Structural changes in the way A&D products and services are conceived and manufactured are today posing, to the next generation of industry leaders, new questions on skills and competencies. This already complex situation has been further complicated by the emergence of other avenues in industry, thereby making the competition for talent very real.

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated the situation and ramped up the general uncertainty surrounding the outlook for the industry. For the A&D industry to recover and subsequently flourish in the “New Normal”, a robust approach on attracting, developing and retaining talent is required. In light of this, ADS, in partnership with Roland Berger, supported by the AGP and the DGP will be organising a Future Skills webinar on the 16 September 2020 (16:00 – 17:30) to discuss the skills challenge the industry is expected to face and the issues that need to be addressed including:

  • What are the primary challenges faced by the industry in terms of attracting, developing and retaining talent?
  • How companies should tackle these challenges and adapt their approach towards the skills challenge in the “New Normal”?

Speakers include:

  • Rahul Gangal – Partner, Roland Berger
  • Robert Thompson – Partner, Roland Berger
  • Nicola Mann – Senior HR Director, Actuation Systems, Collins Aerospace / Chair of the Aerospace Growth Partnership’s Skills Working Group
  • Lynda McVay – Director, Skills and Capability, Leonardo / Chair of the Defence Growth Partnership’s Skills Working Group

Registration is free through the ADS website and is open to all (including non-ADS members) but capacity is limited so book now to secure you place.

Register using the link here

If you are not an ADS member, you should still be able to sign up for this event by registering for an ADS guest account for free.