Panel session: The future world of engineering - skills, opportunities and culture

Register now for our free December 6th online panel session exploring what the current era of profound technological change means for engineering organisations and the people that work for them. Featuring speakers from BAE Systems, Royal Academy of Engineering, STEM Returners and The Labour Party


From the relentless and accelerating march of technology to the impact of growing geopolitical instability; the push for net zero; and the continued challenges posed by the global pandemic, the engineering landscape is changing fast.

With engineering employers facing a once in a generation melting pot of challenges and opportunities on multiple fronts, this panel session will explore what this time of profound change means for engineering organisations and the people that work for them.

Bringing together leaders from across industry, the session will explore the impact of these mega-trends on the world of engineering, explore how an engineering career will change in the years ahead and examine how organisations can and must - evolve to meet these requirements: whether its finding new ways to collaborate across different sectors and disciplines; new approaches to attracting, retaining & upskilling staff; capturing the knowledge of experts leaving the sector; or ensuring a culture in which keeps skilled staff engaged.

Attendees will gain business critical first-hand insights from some of the UK’s leading engineering employers and thinkers on how they expect the world of engineering to change in the next decade and the measures they are taking to navigate this changing world.

Meet the panel

  • Debbie Kempton - Engineering Director, BAE Systems plc

  • Natalie Desty - Founder & Director, STEM returners

  • Chi Onwuhra - Labour MP, Shadow minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Dr Rhys Morgan - Director of Engineering and Education, Royal Academy of Engineering 

  • Katy Davies - Managing Director, CamdenBoss Ltd