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Join Deepak Farmah on an electrifying journey, connecting you with industry leaders, educators, and pioneers shaping the electric revolution. Explore skills, jobs, and community, gaining actionable insights and inspiring stories. Whether you're an employer seeking talent or an individual advancing your career, this podcast is your ultimate guide. Dive into electrification through engaging conversations, uncovering pathways to seize opportunities. Experience our audio adventure, partake in the upskilling revolution, and discover current electrification courses and jobs at www.ershub.co.uk.

Switching on Electrified Skills Switching on electrified skills

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Join Deepak Farmah on an electrifying journey, connecting you with industry leaders, educators, and pioneers shaping the electric revolution. Explore skills, jobs, and community, gaining actionable insights and inspiring stories. Whether you're an employer seeking talent or an individual advancing your career, this podcast is your ultimate guide. Dive into electrification through engaging conversations, uncovering pathways to seize opportunities. Experience our audio adventure, partake in the upskilling revolution, and discover current electrification courses and jobs at www.ershub.co.uk.

    Supporting Career Learning and Collaboration with Claire Murphy

    Supporting Career Learning and Collaboration with Claire Murphy

    In this informative podcast episode, Claire Murphy from InnoEnergy Skills Institute shares her extensive experience scaling online learning programmes and envisions collaborative frameworks for skills development.  

    Leveraging her background in education and the implementation of digital learning initiatives in the United States, Claire provides invaluable perspectives into the evolving landscape of career development and lifelong learning. 

    Throughout our conversation, Claire highlights the significance of emerging trends in personalised learning, continuous professional development, and practical strategies for talent retention within the energy sector. 

    Exploring the intricacies of career progression opportunities, she offers guidance on how individuals can navigate their professional journeys while staying up to date on industry advancements. 

    Deepak and Claire discuss the transformative potential of collaboration between industry, education, and government to address skills needs and create accessible career pathways.  

    They explore how collaborative efforts, utilising collective expertise, can positively impact lives through skills training and interventions, ultimately encouraging a more inclusive and resilient workforce.  

    Tune in to gain valuable insights into how collaboration between education, industry, and government can drive meaningful change in the energy sector. 

    • 40 min
    Strategies for Success in Electrification with Dr Dragica Kostic-Perovic

    Strategies for Success in Electrification with Dr Dragica Kostic-Perovic

    In this compelling episode, Deepak engages in a conversation with Dr. Dragica Kostic-Perovic, a distinguished figure in electrical engineering and Chief Engineer at Ricardo, recognised as the recipient of the prestigious Best Woman in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering award.  

    Dr Kostic-Perovic shares her incredible journey from studying electrical engineering in her early days to her current influential leadership position. Through her experiences, she offers valuable lessons on navigating a successful career in engineering. She highlights the significance of teamwork and the need to acquire the necessary skills for innovation. 

    Listeners gain an insider's perspective as Dr Kostic-Perovic reflects on pivotal projects she has spearheaded, showcasing the real-world applications of electrification engineering.  

    Furthermore, she elaborates on Ricardo's progressive approach to talent development, including insights into their graduate recruitment program, which can serve as a blueprint for aspiring engineers. 

    Deepak and Dr Kostic-Perovic led the conversation on electrifying opportunities within the electrification sector, emphasising its potential for career growth and societal impact. Their discussion offers practical strategies for promoting these fields and bridging the skills gap, offering invaluable insights for seasoned professionals and budding engineers. 

    Tune in not only for the wealth of knowledge Dr. Kostic-Perovic shares. This episode inspires leadership, project management, and the future landscape of electrification engineering. 

    • 39 min
    Opportunities in Emerging Technologies at Bentley Motors with Dan Swindells and Steve Collier

    Opportunities in Emerging Technologies at Bentley Motors with Dan Swindells and Steve Collier

    In this insightful podcast episode, experts from Bentley Motors explore the fast-evolving world of automotive electrification.

    Join Dan Swindells and Steve Collier as they unveil exciting career pathways within the industry, providing exclusive insights into Bentley's innovative practices and the transformative impact of electrification.

    In this engaging discussion, we learn how leading organisations like Bentley are revolutionising their engineering approaches and addressing workforce development in response to technological advancements.

    From organisational strategies to hands-on insights, our guests offer clarity on navigating the shifting landscape of automotive engineering.

    Tune in to better understand the crucial collaboration between educators and industry leaders in bridging the skills gap.

    Explore actionable solutions for educators and training providers to align their programmes with the evolving needs of high-tech employers and ensure a seamless transition for future professionals.

    Join us for an informative exploration of career opportunities, organisational adaptation, and collaborative solutions in automotive electrification from Bentley's experts - Dan Swindells and Steve Collier.

    • 42 min
    Envisioning the future of skills development with Jonty Deeley-Williamson

    Envisioning the future of skills development with Jonty Deeley-Williamson

    In today’s episode of Switching on Electrified Skills, I welcomed Jonty Deeley-Williamson, Head of Learning and Development at UKBIC.  Join us on a captivating journey as we learn about the career path of Jonty Deeley-Williamson, a marine biologist turned leader in skills development for the UK's battery industrialisation centres.  Skills development is vital for the battery and automotive industries to successfully transition to electrification as they face a tremendous shortage of over 45,000 new skilled workers for automotive batteries in the UK alone, requiring the development of new training programmes beyond the existing traditional education and training currently provided.  In this episode, Jonty openly shares his challenges with ADHD and dyslexia in school, explaining his experience in tackling each challenge while pursuing education and teaching qualifications. His passion for supporting neurodiverse individuals and advocating for practical, skills-oriented learning is evident as he outlines his vision for future skills development. 

    Jonty stresses the necessity for expanded government involvement to address skills shortages in battery manufacturing.  Our conversation with our guest Jonty highlighted essential topics regarding the need for clear career pathways and the urgency of action required to cultivate a skilled workforce for the future.  

    This insightful conversation offers invaluable perspectives for students, job seekers, and businesses interested in navigating the evolving landscape of the battery and automotive sectors.  

    You can learn more about Jonty Deeley-Williamson through LinkedIn. 

    Experience our electrifying audio adventure and be part of the upskilling revolution, paving the way for an electricity-powered future. Learn about the current courses and jobs available in electrification at www.ershub.co.uk 

    • 54 min
    Insights from McLaren Applied’s, Head of Product, Paolo Bargiacchi

    Insights from McLaren Applied’s, Head of Product, Paolo Bargiacchi

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    In today’s episode of Switching on Electrified Skills, I welcomed Paolo Bargiacchi, Head of Product, Electrification at McLaren Applied.   

    For all those individuals looking for an exciting career within electrification, this is an episode you don’t want to miss. Paolo sheds light on the skill sets McLaren Applied values and provides insights into what they look for on a CV. 

    We delved into the dynamic evolution of the automotive market, tracing its journey through distinct waves of transformation. Join us as we explore the electrification landscape, from the early pioneers of Tesla and Nissan in 2008 to the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by major OEMs in 2018 and the current shift toward advanced electric vehicle architectures in 2023.  

    Our insightful discussions highlight the intricate engineering challenges, including some of the misconceptions of engineering and technological advancements that underpin the electrification wave. We explore how fostering diversity, specifically by encouraging women to enter engineering, drives innovation and cultivates a more diverse and enriched perspective within the workforce. 

    In “Navigating Electrification: Insights from McLaren Applied’s Head of Product”, we explore the intriguing interplay between seasoned engineers with diverse backgrounds and recent graduates entering the workforce with a fresh perspective on electrification and software-defined vehicles.  

    You can learn more about Paolo Bargiacchi through LinkedIn. 

    Experience our electrifying audio adventure and be part of the upskilling revolution, paving the way for an electricity-powered future. Learn about the current courses and jobs available in electrification at www.ershub.co.uk 



    E-bike giveaway

    We also were thrilled to share an exciting announcement offering you the chance to win an electric bike from leading UK manufacturer EBCO e-bikes. This exciting giveaway will run from 19 December 2023 to 26 March 2024.

    Entering to win is simple:

    - Subscribe to the ERS Hub YouTube channel and listen to any podcast episode

    - Hit the like button and drop a comment on your favourite podcast episode, sharing what you enjoyed most about the episode and why you want an e-bike

    - Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://info.ershub.co.uk/electrification-connect-newsletter-0

    Get ready to be part of this exciting giveaway for a chance to zoom into the new year in style and comfort with an EBCO e-bike. Learn more here: https://info.ershub.co.uk/ebike-giveaway-terms-and-conditions

    • 42 min
    Exploring Electrification in Organisational Dynamics with James Shuttleworth

    Exploring Electrification in Organisational Dynamics with James Shuttleworth

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    In today's episode of the Switching on Electrified Skills Podcast, we welcome James Shuttleworth, Associate Professor at Coventry University and Operations Director at the ERS Hub.

    This podcast episode goes beyond the basics and explores a new, ever-evolving skills assessment tool designed to meet organisational innovation and technology needs. James unravels the intricate process of setting up the Skills Assessment Tool to support individual and organisational success.

    This discussion walks us through the evolution of designing these tools, he shares the importance and need of identifying and nurturing potential leaders within the electrification community by providing courses and career paths.

    Join us as we delve into the crucial aspects of organisational infrastructure and gain valuable insights into individuals' challenges in recognising their capabilities and how ERS Hub’s Skills Assessment Tool bridges the gap between confidence and competence.

    Learn how the logic and methodology behind ERS Hub’s Skills Assessment Tool allows us to gather extensive data to be inclusive and encouraging of our future workforce by uncovering hidden skills and potential gaps.

    Explore how our three key metrics – confidence level, technical application, and contextual understanding – provide a comprehensive overview of an organisation's capabilities.

    Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the field, in this episode of "Exploring Electrification in Organisational Dynamics," we provide valuable insights into navigating the complex landscape of electrification innovation.

    You can learn more about James Shuttleworth via LinkedIn.

    Experience our electrifying audio adventure and be part of the upskilling revolution, paving the way for an electricity-powered future. Learn about the current courses and jobs available in electrification at www.ershub.co.uk

    E-bike giveaway

    We also were thrilled to share an exciting announcement offering you the chance to win an electric bike from leading UK manufacturer EBCO e-bikes. This exciting giveaway will run from 19 December 2023 to 26 March 2024.

    Entering to win is simple:

    - Subscribe to the ERS Hub YouTube channel and listen to any podcast episode

    - Hit the like button and drop a comment on your favourite podcast episode, sharing what you enjoyed most about the episode and why you want an e-bike

    - Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://info.ershub.co.uk/electrification-connect-newsletter-0

    Get ready to be part of this exciting giveaway for a chance to zoom into the new year in style and comfort with an EBCO e-bike. Learn more here: https://info.ershub.co.uk/ebike-giveaway-terms-and-conditions

    • 46 min

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