DSEI 23 Full Programme


Sourcing and retaining space SQEP: how can defence realistically compete in the skills market?

14 Sep 2023
Space Hub Forum
Training & Talent Management
Suitably Qualified Experienced Personnel are in high demand, both in the defence and civilian markets, but differences of lifestyle are creating a skills shortage in the defence workforce as SQEP opt for a more 9-5 approach. This session will look at options for overcoming the perceived disadvantages of a defence work-life balance, and attracting SQEP to the industry. 
Ali Stickings, Business Manager- Defence Space - Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Dr Bleddyn Bowen, Associate Professor of International Relations - University of Leicester
Group Captain John Hetherington, Assistant Head Space Enablement - UK Space Command
Dr. Heidi Thiemann, Director - Space Skills Alliance
Patrick Wood, Senior Vice President Space Systems UK - Airbus

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