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12 - 15 September 2023

Excel - London

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Keynote Address

16 Sep 2021
Keynote Studio

An Agile and Responsive Workforce for the Future

The 2021 Integrated Review set out a vision in which our future Armed Forces will be more persistently engaged worldwide. This will require full-spectrum and high-tech capabilities, integrated across multiple military requirements and organisational boundaries. This will require DE&S to do different things and equip our workforce with new skills.

In his keynote address, Sir Simon will focus on DE&S’ people and how the recently launched Strategy – DE&S 2025 – seeks to tackle these challenges whilst building on significant recent successes and learning from experience. The address will cover several topics including: diversity, and how it delivers for DE&S’ people and its customers; workforce planning and identifying traditional and emerging skills required to meet the greater pace and agility required by Defence; and DE&S’ innovative approach to the jobs market, including what the business can offer to apprentices and graduates.

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