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Fantastic networking opportunity for Midlands engineering industry

Posted by: Mark Jones 18 Mar 16 - 3:11PM  | Recruitment

Midland Engineering Dinner Jonathan Lee Recruitment
The 12th annual IMechE Midlands Engineering Dinner took place on Friday 11th March 2016, once again at the ICC in Birmingham.   With senior attendees from across the Midlands engineering and manufacturing community, the event has grown hugely in profile and prestige since its launch in 2004 and is now considered the premier engineering gathering in the Midlands.  It offers a great forum for business leaders and key technical minds to get together to enjoy a convivial and social evening, to make new connections and to understand what is happening in industry outside of their own businesses.

Jonathan Lee sponsors IMechE

Over 500 engineering executives and guests attended the black-tie event, with headline sponsor Jaguar Land Rover’s Bob Joyce addressing attendees before dinner and an excellent after-dinner speech from Monty Halls. 

The event is widely supported by key players including Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, IAC, Panasonic, Intel, and engineering recruitment specialist, Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

New for this year was a share-fair technology event for aspiring engineers held during the afternoon preceding the dinner, and a Young Engineer Networking Event run in parallel to the drinks reception. The networking event targeted students, graduates and engineers aged 18 - 25 offering the opportunity to discuss their continued development. 

There is significant investment in training and skills happening in companies both large and small from where businesses in the region are establishing a solid foundation from which to build and compete on the world stage and it is critical that the engineers of the future have sight of these opportunities.

Jonathan Lee, Chairman of Jonathan Lee Recruitment Group who sponsored the dinner commented “As an organisation committed to attracting and retaining the best engineering talent for the region and supporting the invaluable work undertaken by the IMechE, we are pleased to be sponsoring the Midlands Engineering Dinner once again.  It is encouraging to see the great companies and people who are driving the future of UK manufacturing and engineering gather together at events such as these.”

The function is a joint event organised by local committee members from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and IMechE. The two Institutions have a combined total membership of 200,000 worldwide and some 20,000 across the Midlands. Their members work in all sectors of science, engineering and technology.

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