Guest panelists at the event included Andy Wood, HR director at Trelleborg Offshore UK; Maria Gilling, principal of West Lancashire College; Frank McKenna, economic development champion for West Lancashire Borough Council and Steve Jones, co-founder of Fairbanks.
Andy Wood, who oversees HR for more than 400 employees in Skelmersdale and the surrounding areas, said: “There is tremendous competition for skills within the borough when it comes to recruiting.
“We work hard to get in to schools to talk about careers and inspire young people to one day have the right skills to come in to this industry, in their local area and for a local firm.
“We very much feel part of the fabric and history of the area.”
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