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Masterclass – Update & refresh your technical Skills

Wind Power Generation with Siemens, 13 November - Siemen’s Energy Service Training Centre in Newcastle delivers training to many technician and engineering staff at the company. The centre has dedicated areas containing wind, steam and gas turbines and generator technology, where employees and apprentices are trained in an environment closely resembling that which they will experience in the field. The day will offer talks on the current energy market, the next development phase for wind farms and the skills requirements. There will be tours and for the intrepid, the experience of a simulated evacuation from a 15m high wind turbine. Click here for more information or to book.

Cyber Security with Bournemouth University, 19 November 2 – Meet the experts at BU’s cyber security unit to understand some of the current and future security and assurance issues facing the UK.  This Masterclass will bring together researchers and lecturers at the university, industry and military experts to talk on cyber insecurity, information assurance, ethical hacking and digital forensics.  There will be valuable and unique insights from industrial perspectives on best practices in companies, and also on pathways for learners, including a session on what students need on their CVs and professional requirements. Exciting practical demonstrations and activities, such as on cyber war: offence and defence is planned to round off the day. Click here for more information or to book.

Solid Wall Insulation with Rockwool, Bridgend, 26 November - The solid wall insulation industry is predicted to grow exponentially over the coming years on the back of specific government policies (Green Deal and Energy Companies Obligation) targeted at promoting the uptake of this retrofit measure. This Masterclass will provide an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand about the market developments from one of the UK's leading manufacturers and suppliers of solid wall insulation products. It will also offer a chance to get an insight into the sophisticated manufacturing processes associated with the production of the different products and to get a practical hands-on presentation of the application of this technology. Click here for more information or to book.

Skills for Composites with National Composites Centre (NCC), 10 December - In November 2009 the Government launched the UK Composites Strategy. This highlights the importance of composites to the future of UK manufacturing and the Government's plans for ensuring that the UK has the means to succeed in intensely competitive global markets. A key part of this strategy is the establishment of the National Composites Centre (NCC). This Masterclass, held at the NCC in Bristol, will provide an excellent opportunity to hear and see first-hand about the design and rapid manufacture of composites. Click here for more information or to book.

Power Industry Training with Lincoln University, 16 December – The first new engineering department in the UK for 20 years includes a dedicated space for the Siemens Turbomachinery training centre to address the requirements of the power and new ‘green engineering’ sectors by creating the engineers of the future. This Masterclass will offer you a chance to see the new Engineering Hub and the training centre for Siemens.  Facilities on show includes large industrial gas 5-15MW turbines and advanced manufacturing equipment such as 3-d printing and laser machinery.  Click here for more information or to book.

Skills for Aerospace with Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group, 17 December - The space industry in the UK is a small but growing sector - highly specialist and demanding of good technical skills, with opportunities for FE to engage. This event held at the Marshall AeroAcademy offers a chance to see aviation technologies up close. The day will include an update on training in the sector and the collaborative approach by key employers, such as FlyBe and Virgin Atlantic, in developing joint working on the skills sets that are fundamental and necessary to the industry. Click here for more information or to book.

Advances in Automation with ABB Robotics, Milton Keynes, 9 January 2014 - Experience the latest in ABB technology and products, such as six-axis robots, large handling and power robots, dedicated robot-based arc welding and surface coating facilities, and productivity enhancing software tools, such as Robot Studio, at ABB’s Solutions Centre and Robot Training Centre.  Click here for more information or to book.

Enterprise for the Creative and Digital Technology Sector with C4DI Beta, 28 January 2014 - Meet enterprise and technology experts in creative and digital technologies at C4DI Beta in Hull, a world-class workspace for digital and technology companies and individualsThis event offers a chance to visit the C4DI Beta facilities to hear presentations on technologies, enterprise and innovation skills required within the fast paced digital and creative technology sector. Click here for more information or to book.

To find out more information on any of these Masterclasses or to book a place, please contact Robyn Burriss at robyn.burriss@thenef.org.uk or call us on 0208 786 3677

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