Masterclass: Developing young talent

It is well understood that access to skills (recruitment, development, and retention) is a major barrier to growth within the technology and engineering sectors.

Recruiting young talent, those direct from education (from school through to university), is often a challenge, particularly for smaller organisations. Limited bandwidth often results in a tendency to seek experienced technical professionals who can ‘hit the ground running’ and provide positive impact in a short period of time. Such people are in short supply and come at increased cost, creating further challenge for smaller organisations. However, there are alternative approaches.

This masterclass, delivered in partnership between Technology Scotland and CeeD (Centre for Engineering Education & Development) , will focus on opportunities to efficiently develop young talent. Our expert panelists will discuss best practice approaches to nurturing new entrants to the jobs market and highlight some of the support available. Topics covered will include:

• Apprenticeship programmes

• Funding support for talent development

• Engagement with colleges and universities

• Skills development/training processes

• Company culture


Confirmed speakers:

• Mage Control Systems

• Skills Development Scotland

• University of Glasgow

• Developing the Young Workforce

• Santander



0900 Arrival – Tea & Coffee

0930 Welcome

– Alastair McInroy, CEO, Technology Scotland

– Joe Pacitti, Managing Director, CeeD

0935 Panel Session:

– Janet Menzies, Operations Manager, Mage Control Systems

– Sheena McBeth, Internship Hub Manager, University of Glasgow

– Rose Coyle, Programme Manager, Developing Young Workforce

– Helen Allison, Partnership and Delivery Manager Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships, Skills Development Scotland

– Lindsey McArthur, University Relationship Manager, Santander

1100 Coffee Break

1130 Roundtable Discussions

1230 Lunch

1300 Close


Apr 18 2023


9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Lanarkshire campus - University of West of Scotland
Hamilton International Technology Park, Stephenson Pl, Blantyre, Glasgow G72 0LH
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