Traffex looks to the future industry leaders at Birmingham’s NEC in April
The organisers of Traffex are setting aside an entire day to concentrate on the future of the highways and transport technology industry and those who will deliver tomorrow’s mobility solutions.
They have designated Thursday 4th April as Futures Day, inviting students, recent graduates and apprentices to discuss what skills highways professionals will need and also how to attract that talent into the industry.
For young professionals the day will feature stories from industry leaders about how they ended up in their positions and what advice they would give the next generation, thoughts about whether a degree or apprenticeship is the career option and how best to land the right job.
Today’s managers will get to hear young professionals’ experiences and advice, and what they should do to recruit and retain the best talent.
Students, apprentices and graduates will also have the chance to network with the hundreds of exhibitors at the NEC including leading public sector organisations, manufacturers, consultants and contractors.
“With so many talented young people having so many career opportunities to choose from, it’s vital the highways and transportation sector engages with as many as possible and tries to show them what a great industry this is,” says Traffex Show Director Adrian Tatum. “Futures Day gives an opportunity for the next generation to really engage – it’s they who will be the ones who really use technology to drive change on the road network. We invite colleges, university courses and employers to send along their young people to really immerse themselves in the industry.”
Futures Day will also feature debate about tomorrow’s technology, including Connected and Automated Vehicles, Mobility as a Service and Blockchain.