RAeS Conference – The Future Aerospace Engineer

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The UK has the perfect blend of capabilities, not least in our extensive array of high-grade SMEs, to become a global centre of excellence and lead the transformation of engineering. But other nations are creeping ahead of us in the race. As part of accelerating this challenge, we need to understand how the role of the aerospace engineer of the future will change.

The Brunel Challenge is a national, cross-sector initiative formulated to seek Government support under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for a collaborative programme with industry to deliver transformational change in UK engineering capabilities. It embraces a range of industry sectors, not just aerospace and thus aims to maximise collaboration, harness innovation and generate inspiration to create resilient, world-leading engineering capabilities in the UK’s advanced manufacturing industries.

The conference will bring together the themes within the Brunel Challenge and representatives from the aerospace industry and engineering education specialists to discuss key questions including:

  • What a future engineer’s career path would look like in aerospace?
  • How will future engineering attract young talent?
  • What are the challenges for educational and professional qualification?

Speakers include:

Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Aviation Minister, HM Government
Nigel Whitehead FRAeS, Group Managing Director Programmes and Support, BAE Systems
Dr Rhys Morgan, Director of Engineering and Education, Royal Academy of Engineering
Martin Aston MRAeS, Senior Manager, Airbus
Nicholas Goss, AGP Board Programme Secondee, GKN Aerospace
Sam Thompson, AGP Skills Working Group Secondee, Airbus
Joanne Harper, Deputy CEO and Executive Principal, ALET
Prof Chris Atkin FRAeS, Chair Engineering Council/City University London
Mark Donnelly, Chair Aerospace & Airworthiness, Trailblazer Group, BAE Systems

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at a wide range of participants but will be of particular value to:

  • Engineering Managers
  • HR Specialists
  • Teachers
  • University Academics
  • Government Officials involved in the advancement of STEM skills
  • Business Leaders from across the manufacturing sectors.

Delegate fees are £35.00 + VAT per person including lunch and refreshments. There are also a limited number of complimentary places available for students in full-time education and apprentices.

To register, please visit the Royal Aeronautical Society website: https://www.aerosociety.com/events-calendar/the-future-aerospace-engineer/