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Tomorrow’s Engineers - The Impact of Direct Engagement

By Nathalie Cachet-Gaujard - Head of Partnerships North of England - Primary Engineer & Andy Patten - Business Development Director - ADC Electrical


Industry is facing a real long-term engineering skills challenge. In this session will discuss the practical steps that AEMT members and industry can take to inspire engineers in the making, raise awareness of career opportunities and help build the future diverse talent pool in their communities. You will also hear from AEMT member ADC Electrical what motivated them to take action, why they decided to partner with Primary Engineer and what the impact and their experience has been so far.


Nathalie heads up the partnerships with funders and supporters across all Primary Engineer Programmes in the North of England. Working with its existing stakeholders and developing new relationships with engineering industry, businesses and education partners Primary Engineer brings engineering into the classroom to inspire the next generation of engineers and to help build the future diverse talent pool.

Starting as an engineering apprentice Andy has spent over 30 years in the repair & rewind industry undertaking various rolls gaining a wide knowledge of many different aspects of the sector. Now as business development director of ADC Electrical Ltd Andy is working to build on recent successes to ensure ADC have a long & sustainable future.  As part of that process Andy is a big supporter of the primary engineer project as a way to ensure that the next generation of engineers get the opportunities to help them develop into the future of British engineering.

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