George Ritchie - NEPIC

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George Ritchie

Senior Vice President


HR, IT & Industrial Park Services

Sembcorp

Utilities (UK) Limited



A member of NEPIC’s Leadership Team



Chairman of the Skills & Education Engagement Strategy Group



A Board member of Cogent Sector Skills Council, representing Chemicals and Audit Committee



Chairman for the Chemicals Advisory Council



Chairman of the North East Regional Skills Board for the National Skills Academy for the Process
Industries



Project Director/Overview Director for the Tees Valley Apprenticeship Programme (TVAP)



A North East Region Apprenticeship Ambassador for National Apprenticeship Service

Enabling Strategy Team

Priorities to Support

the Delivery of the GDP Strategy

Skills, Education and Engagement


Leader:

George Ritchie


Purpose:

To

upskill

the existing workforce and to
attract and retain new entrants

1.
Skills


Define the number, type and level of resources to support the growth plans within the
Process Industry in the North East of England.


-
Ensure that skill gaps and shortages within the industry are prioritised and addressed
through appropriate project

identification and implementation.


-
Improve productivity in the Process Industry through better coordination, utilisation and
development of regional training provision.


2.
Education & Engagement


Develop the strategy to present the Process Industry in the North East of England as being
an attractive place to work.


-
Advising Government and related bodies on the education requirements necessary to
support NEPIC’s objective of GDP growth.


-
Harnessing the resources of NEPIC companies and working with other Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) providers in the North East to supply a
coordinated product offering of curriculum enriching materials and careers advice to schools
and pupils throughout the North East.


-
Engaging with the communities where NEPIC companies operate to ensure those
communities see the industry as a good neighbour that makes a positive contribution to the
community.

A reminder
-

Skills, Education & Engagement

Action Plan

Typical projects focused on driving the North East’s GDP Growth

All projects support the overall drive to expand the regional

process industry GDP contribution from £8.8 billion to a target of
£13.3 billion by 2015

SEU support projects

Expanding best sub
-
regional practice
throughout the region e.g.
Tees Valley SEU

New education
projects

Engaging communities
through corporate social
responsibility

Develop and implement
strategy to engage young
people

Ongoing team support and
infrastructure

articulation of
industry needs

Developing industry
career models

New process, bio and
engineering technician
courses and standards

School Leaver

Defining resources
and meeting needs

Qualifications, Diplomas
& curriculum
development

Graduate and Higher
level projects inc.
Skills and leadership

Competency
framework

Adult resourcing
and re
-
training
provisions

Support to National
Academy

Grow from £8.8
-
13.3bn

Biotechnology

£0.7
-
1.2bn

Specialities

£2.8
-
3.3bn

Pharmaceuticals

£1.8
-
2.3bn

Base

£3.5
-
6.5bn

Skills Team

Education & Engagement Team

Overlapping projects

Focused on GDP
gap closure

Underpinning
&
infrastructure

Identifying and
addressing skill gaps
and shortages

Start Feb/Mar 07

26 trainees (Proc)

Available Oct 07

18 years minimum

Process & Eng Post
Graduates

All adults

Short conversion

Process

19
-
24 years

3 year programme

Old PPO1/2

Overseas Process

& Engineering

Adult available


K
E
Y


D
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V
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G
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P
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O
W
T
H

JC+


Armed Forces


Accredited 19
-
24 yrs


Overseas
Recruitment

TVAP

16
-
18 yrs

Batch & Process

Tech Apps

Graduates


STEP Studentship


16
-
21 years

Process. Multi Skilled.
4 yrs sponsored
Consortium


All ages.

Process. 3 yrs
sponsored.
Commences 2007.
Consortium

UK & Overseas. New
& experienced

Overseas Process &
Engineering adult
available



All disciplines.

Ongoing

An example of how NEPIC is working with employers

and a number of agencies on an integrated approach
to fill the skills gap for the Process Industry in the North East.

An integrated spectrum of projects aimed at meeting the skill

needs in the short , medium and long term

Training
Providers

Sector Skills


Sustainable &
growing





Process
industry

C O M P A N Y C O L
L

A B O R A T I O N

0
-
6 months

7
-
12 months

12
-
48 months

Education Engagement


Proposal put forward for activities that could be
made to break
-
even


Because of loss of public funding these would be
reliant on partial sponsorship from businesses


Continuing to offer Planetarium and Science Show
in the meantime


STEMPOINT Northumberland contract ended March
2011. New contract holder to be sought for Tyne &
Wear/ Northumberland jointly.

Education Team


3 out of 4 staff in Education Team have left


Last member is expected to leave September


Administration support now from Wilton office
when necessary


In discussion with potential handover of the
planetarium


to be decided with MSD


Considering how to ensure other assets are
utilised for the benefit of schools and industry


Continuing Education Input


Universities and others, such as A4e continue to
offer education engagement


Chemistry Jamboree may be continued by
Newcastle/ Northumbria Universities


CCI will continue whilst funded by members


due
for renewal in Summer! Wilton Site companies will
continue CCI for their area


Hopefully NEPIC members will find ways to
continue to offer support to schools local to their
sites


Educationalists cannot be expected to know about
us if we don’t make an effort to educate them!!

Employer

NBS

Schools

BENE, Business Enterprise North East, (Business Link)

NAS, National Apprenticeship Service

NEPIC, North East Process Industry Cluster

UKTI, United Kingdom Trade and Industry

NBS, Northumberland Business Service

Strategic Account, Tyne and Wear dev Company and Tees
Valley Unlimited

Our Mission


To meet the skill needs of the Cogent industries to

allow them to compete successfully


We are doing this through:



Being the voice of employers on skills

• Designing qualifications

• Attracting young people into the Sector

• Understanding industry skills needs

Cogent


our footprint

Cogent Industries:



Petroleum


Oil & Gas


Chemicals


Pharmaceuticals


Bioscience


Polymers


Nuclear

Cogent SSC Ltd Board of Directors

Nuclear

David Barber

Ian Hudson

Pharma

Chris Lewis

John McConnell

Chemicals

George Ritchie

Steve Westhead

Unions

Tony Burke

Dai Hudd

Cogent

Karl Gorge


Joanna Woolf

Academia

Amarjit Basi

Vacancy

Specialist

Knowledge

Nigel Brooksby

Chris Hunt


Polymers

Chris Horton

Brian McCann


P
etroleum

Brian Worral

John Llewellyn

NSA

Process Industry

Allan Laing

Chair

John

Beacham

NSA Process Industry

Allan Laing
-

Pentagon Specialty Chemicals Ltd

amlaing@pentagonchemicals.co.uk, T. 0151 422 3384

Petroleum


John Llewellyn



Murco

john.llewellyn@murphyoilcorp.com T: 01646 696430

Brian Worrall



Chevron

brianworrall@chevron.com T: 0207 719 3183

Polymers


*
Chris Horton



Linpac Plastics UK

chris.horton@linpac
-
plastics.co.uk T: 01977 636508


Brian McCann

-

Clarehill Plastics

brian.mccann@clarehill.com
T: 02892 612672

Specialist Knowledge

Nigel Brooksby

nigel.brooksby@steel
-
bars.co.uk T: 07801 979024

Chris Hunt



UKPIA

chris.j.hunt@ukpia.com T: 0207 632 9881

Academia

Amarjit Basi



Walsall College

abasi@walsallcollege.ac.uk T: 01922 6570123

Vacancy

Cogent

Karl Gorge


Finance Director

karl.gorge@cogent
-
ssc.com 01925 515228

Joanna Woolf
-

CEO

joanna.woolf@cogent
-
ssc.com 01925 515209

Unions

Tony Burke



Unite (Amicus section)

tony.burke@unitetheunion.com T: 0207 420 8900

Dai Hudd



Prospect

dai.hudd@prospect.org.uk T: 0207 902 6600

Chemicals


George Ritchie



SembCorp Utilities

george.ritchie@sembcorp.com

T: 01642 212005


Steve Westhead



Solutia UK

snwest@solutia.com T: 01633 754320

Pharmaceuticals

Chris Lewis

-

AstraZeneca

chris.lewis@astrazeneca.com T: 01625 513377

John McConnell



Aesica

john.mcconnell@aesica
-
pharma.com T: 0191 2181960

Nuclear

*David Barber



EDF Energy

david.barber@edf
-
energy.comT: 01452 652222


Ian Hudson



NDA


Ian.hudson@nda.gov.uk T: 01925 802154

Chair

John Beacham j
aybea@ntlworld.com T: 01928 563330

October 2010

* National Skills Academies

Cogent


five key supply chains

Downstream






Chemicals and
Industrial
Biotechnology


George Ritchie

Chair

Pharmaceutical
and
Pharma

Biotechnology




Life Sciences


with a focus on
research




Polymers






Employer

Demand

SQS

Qualifications

Valued by employers

NOS, modular qualifications

and industry standard training

Level 2
-

Degree

Quality Assured

Provision

Employee


CPD Learning

Employer Engagement


Industry strategy


Job and Training Standards


Education and qualification needs


Skills gaps and shortages


Research


LMI Forecasting skills supply and demand


Education & Qualifications


Qualification development and reform


Apprenticeship frameworks


Common Industry Standard


Skills Infrastructure


Sector Compact


Funding


Train to Gain Brokerage

Value Chain for Cogent and Academies

Stakeholder Engagement


Project Funding


Policy

Employer Engagement


Individual companies


skills, training and
recruitment issues


Union identified issues


Delivering solutions


Product & Services


Skills Passports


Training Needs Assessment (ASET)


Industry Standard Training


Brokerage


Providers


Quality Assured Provider Network

ACADEMY

COGENT

Cogent’s

focus

is

towards

the

left

side

of

the

Value

Chain



developing

strategic

skills

action

plans,

considering

future

business

environments

and

the

implications

on

skills,

as

well

as

setting

standards

and

representing

the

employer

voice
.

At

the

other

end

of

the

Value

Chain

the

National

Skills

Academies

engage

with

employers

and

then

commission

and

deliver

skills

solutions,

products

and

services

to

meet

their

needs
.

Secure
Funding

£

The Industry Standards Setting Body

Industry qualifications and training
standards


we will
hear more on this shortly from Ian...

+

+

+

Job Standards

Qualifications

Industry training

standards

Products and
platforms

Policy Context

Coalition Policy



Deficit reduction



Free markets replacing managed markets


for skills



Increase in tuition fees in H.E



Setting FE Free



New Funding Regime

“Customer power…pay more, expect more”

Funding vehicle

Theme

Entitlements

Features

2006
-
2010

Train to Gain

“World Class Skills”

Focus on Level 2


1
st

Level 2


Sector prioritised Level 2 (Compact)


Leadership & Management


£1bn employer training
subsidy per year

2010
-

0213

Skills for
Sustainable
Growth

Vision based on;


Fairness



Responsibility



Freedom



1
st

level 2 entitlement likely to be removed in next
year


Co
-
funding for additional Level 2 for SMEs only



No Level 3 funding except through competitive
bidding (JIP & GIF)


Leadership & Management grants only for SMEs



Further reduction in entitlements 2012/13




Funding rate reductions from August this year


SME & workless focus



More apprentices



Encourage employer &
individual investment



Loans from 2013/14


Joint Investment Programme


Our JIP proposal approved by the Skills Funding Agency





The Cogent/Process Academy bid has secured over £2m


to be
matched by employers



Full qualifications in Year 1




Unit/awards based training Year 2


For example:

Resource Efficiency

Gold Standard Leadership & Management

Certificate in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Based Process Operations




Providers for Year 1 signed
-
up: delivery commences this month



Demand by 2017

Demand
-

120,000 in science
-
related occupations:




managers
-

39,000



professionals
-

20,000



associated professionals
-

24,000



machine operatives
-

24,000



skilled trades
-

13,000


Focus from NEPIC employers for help with skills development
needs etc...


National Skills Academy


The One Stop Shop

Contacts

Dr Ian Mains

Commercial Director

National Skills Academy Process Industries

T: 01325 740 900

M: 07894 483691

I.Mains@process.nsacademy.co.uk

www.process.nsacademy.co.uk


Roger Langford

Key Account Director

The National Skills Academy Process Industries

T: 01928 515678

M: 07894 483695

R.Langford@process.nsacademy.co.uk

www.process.nsacademy.co.uk


Heather Smithson

Project Manager

Tees Valley Apprenticeship Programme

T: 01325 740 916

M: 07860 505 018

h.smithson@process.nsacademy.co.uk


www.nsa
-
tvap.co.uk





John
Wayman

Director

National Apprenticeship Service

T: 0191 4926348

M: 07776 348 252

John.wayman@apprenticeships.gov.uk

www.apprenticeships.org.uk



Simon Wigington

Employer Services Manager

National Apprenticeship Service


T: 0191 4926418

M: 07880 850633

Simon.Wigington@apprenticeships.gov.uk



Alan Wallace

Employer Services Director

National Apprenticeship Service

T: 07810 153877

M: 07799 6911379

Alan.wallace@apprenticeships.gov.uk

www.apprenticeships.org.uk





Don Atkinson

Regional Account Manager
-

North East

Engineering

Construction Industry Training
Board

T: 01642 777719

M: 07971 438720

Don.Atkinson@Ecitb.org.uk



www.ecitb.org.uk



George Ritchie

SVP HR, IT & Industrial Park Services

Sembcorp

Utilities (UK) Ltd

T: 01642 212005

M: 07773 812005

George.ritchie@sembcorp.com

www.sembutilities.co.uk