Addressing skills shortages, Nottingham

26 February, 2016 | 08:00 - 10:00

With more infrastructure and housing being built, we find ourselves having a shortage of skilled workers.
With more infrastructure and housing being built, we find ourselves having a shortage of skilled workers.

About this event

So what can the industry do? How can we ensure we have the skills readily available to meet the needs of these large projects in the UK? How can businesses tap into the Government's trainee and apprenticeship schemes? How do we assess what skills we actually need and in what time frame?

If you've been wondering about the answers to these questions then join us in this high profile breakfast meeting to debate and identify solutions to this rapidly growing crisis.

The event will be led by Steve Fox CBE, Chief Executive of BAM Nuttall who will showcase BAM Nuttall's innovative approaches to recruitment and retention, paying particular attention to their apprentices' initiatives in the East Midlands.

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Steve Fox CBE

Steve obtained an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds in 1983 and is a Fellow of the ICE and currently a Vice President. He joined BAM Nuttall in 1989 and has worked on a wide variety of major projects around the UK, in 2001 he took over as Area Manager for Central and West London.

In 2007, Steve was appointed a member of the Executive board of BAM Nuttall and in April 2010 was appointed Chief Executive. He is a strong supporter of both trade and technician apprenticeships as routes into the industry and is a member of the Apprentice Ambassador Network.

Steve has been actively working with BAM Nuttall's Women@BAM group to promote career opportunities for women. Steve was awarded a CBE for services to Civil Engineering & Construction in the 2015 New Year's Honours list.

Meg Hankinson

Meg is the Strategic Partnership Adviser for CITB across the Midlands. She works closely with Local Authorities, LEPs and Influencers to promote the Sector and its skills and knowledge challenges. Meg has been with CITB in the Local Sector Strategy team for four years and prior to that worked in Regeneration for the whole of her career.

Meg has worked predominantly in the East Midlands, in both the Public and Voluntary Sector managing Employment & Training Projects and local business growth initiatives.

Matthew Newman

Deputy Head for Construction - advanced apprenticeships and higher education at Stephenson College for past 3 ½ years.

Civil Engineering graduate from Southampton University. 20 years industry experience including site engineering in Nepal, civil engineering contracting with Birse Construction, highway structures maintenance for Newcastle City Council, construction project manager for a charity specialising in employability skill enhancement for the unemployed and development projects in Ghana with Newcastle University.