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Dorset Skills Day 2024 took place on 22 Feb and was a huge success, bringing together employers, providers and specialists to explore how businesses can grow through skills development. 

Presentations and information shared through the day can be viewed and downloaded below. If you have any specific questions you can reach out directly to the speakers or contact

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Talks & Presentations 

Welcome Download presentation >> 

Ian Girling, Chief Executive, Dorset Chamber

Nicola Newman, Chair Dorset Skills Board  and Local Skills Improvement Plan Lead

Employer Panel: What’s Working Now? 

Charlie Bailey-Ryall, Head of Production and Infrastructure, Operations Division, Atlas Elektronik UK  |  View slides

Heidi Trapani, People Experience Manager,  Magna Housing | View slides 

Michael Upton, Learning Experience Designer, Magna Housing | View slides 

Tara Roudiani, Managing Director, Training Now   | View slides 

Short Talks for Employers

Apprenticeships in 2024 – features and benefits for employers | David Massieu-King, Bournemouth and Poole College | Download presentation >>

Apprenticeships in Practice | Suzana Harrison, Yunex Traffic | Download presentation >>

Skills BootCamps: Features, Benefits and BootCamps in Practice | Richard Jenkins | DSPTN and Lisa McDonnell | Beagle Aircraft | Download presentation >>

The Power of Neurodiversity in Your Business | Emma Calvert | Neuro-Inclusivity UK | Download presentation >>

Helping businesses employ people with disabilities | Andrew Holland, Sendme2work | Download presentation >>

Supported Internships: what works for employers and staff | Kerry Pedder, SWRAC and Helen Lewis, BCP Council | Download presentation >> | Download information >>

Work Encounters for young people and Industry open days | Laura Bush, Dorset Chamber | Download presentation >>

Support for employers welcoming returners to work | Brendon Bone, SeetecPluss | Download presentation >>

Upskilling your workforce through education, bespoke training and free courses | Chris Tucker, Skills & Learning | Download presentation >>

T-Levels: Features and Benefits for Employers | Georgie Pinder, BCP Council | Download presentation >>

T-Levels in Action | Stuart Palmer, Bournemouth & Poole College | Download presentation >>

Attracting and Keeping the Over-50s for Longer | Lesley Cave, Consultant | Download presentation >>

Inspiring the Next Generation: Profiting From Working with Schools | Andrew Roberts Wray, Bourne Academy | Download presentation >>

The Sunseeker Apprenticeship Partnership – a case study | James Hill, Bournemouth and Poole College | Download presentation >>

Free Training! Government-Funded Short and Specific Courses including  Support for Net-Zero Targets | Michael Wood, Weymouth College | Download presentation >>

Employer Skills Gaps and Labour Market Data update | Rosie Knapper. Dorset LSIP and Rebecca Davies, Dorset LEP | Download presentation >>