Futures Day

Considering a Career as a Highways/Transport Professional? Click here to register for Futures Day - Thursday 4th April - at Traffex

For the first time at Traffex, we're encouraging undergrads, sixth formers, apprentices and graduate trainees to check out the show, meet key industry people and take part in interactive seminars and discussions aimed at helping their careers.

The next generation of transport professionals can discover the opportunities and career options available to them free of charge at Futures Day on Thursday 4th April in the Highways and Transport theatre at Traffex. Register for your pass here.

Programme

10:30 - 10:45

WJ presentation on Stand H090 

Garry Duncan and the WJ Products Director will provide a very engaging presentation about how chemistry and physics can be applied to the transport industry with a particular focus on road markings. They will also highlight the varied career opportunities in our sector for engineers, operators, commercial, marketing, finance and administration students.

11:15 - 11:30

Futures Day introduction and the future of the highways and transport industry-a HR perspective

  • Resourcing the highways and transport industry of the future
  • Supporting graduates and apprentices and making best use of them
  • What type of people with what skills do we need in the future?

Vicky Glover, Head of HR, Kier Highways

11:30 - 11:45

Jobs in Transport

  • The range of jobs in the sector
  • What employers are looking for
  • Summarising a case study on the industry

Simon Mattock, Technical Recruitment Director, ISR Recruitment

11:45 - 12:10

How I got to where I am

Senior industry professionals with differing backgrounds explain how their careers panned out, demonstrating how things don’t always turn out as you expect, and that our industry has opportunities whatever your background.

Ian Patey, Head of Profession, ITS at WSP

Krishna Desai, Marketing Communications Manager at Cubic Transportation Systems

Scott Belcher, Leading American Consultant

Sharon Kindleysides, Former Chair, ITS (UK) and Director at RMS Sydney

Miller Crockart, Chief Commercial Officer, HORIBA MIRA

Steve Gooding, President, RAC Foundation and former Director at DfT

12:10 - 12:40

Experiences in the industry

Panel discussion led by Ian Faddy-Widmann, Amey Consulting, and ITS(UK) Young Professionals Director

James Bullen – Atkins

Charlie Hale – TfL

Kulraj Panesar - WSP

12:40 - 12:45

Continuous Professional Development

Cherrie Ouerghi, Marketing and Events Executive, IHE

12:45 - 13:00

How to shine without showing off

  • Do Civil Servants know anything about leadership?
  • How does Tom Lehrer come into this?
  • Some thoughts on career planning

Prof Eric Sampson – visiting Professor Newcastle University and City University London

13:30 - 13:45

WJ presentation on H090

Garry Duncan and the WJ Products Director will provide a very engaging presentation about how chemistry and physics can be applied to the transport industry with a particular focus on road markings. They will also highlight the varied career opportunities in our sector for engineers, operators, commercial, marketing, finance and administration students.

 

Click here to register for FUTURES DAY - Thursday 4th April - at Traffex

 

 

* Programme subject to change.

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