Events > 2017 > October > RSI Workshop 17th October – The Corps and Industry: An Industry Perspective

About this event:

Created by johnfradley

Institute of Directors London

This event was held by the RSI who are currently examining the Reserves adding cognitive diversity to the Corps and how this might be done. It is expected that there are likely to be radical recommendations as we focus more on the need of Reserves to provide necessary skills, competencies and currency that is relevant to the Corps’ changing role.

There are three components to this study:

  • What does the Corps require?
  • What is the impact on the selection, training and development of the reserves?
  • How do we create a more productive relationship with Industry?

The ‘order of march’ commenced with an Industry perspective workshop. Without a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with Industry, the ability of the Corps to go beyond ‘individual’ recruitment will be severely hampered. The Corps is conscious that the timing and selection of individuals for mobilisation must be more dialogue based and flexible.

Briefings on the day

  • The outcome of the refinement of the last Defence Review – Army 2020 (Refined) from ACDS (Reserves and Cadets) delivered by Major General John Crackett  CB TD VR. This was followed by Brigadier Greg Wilson, Head of Army Information Capability and Strategy, who addressed the detail of the implications for the Royal Signals.
  • Changes facing the Corps’ reserves – Brigadier Hugh Robertson and team.
  • An industry view –  presented by Mr Richard Norman, Head of Business at BAE. Mr Norman explored the current state of the relationship between Defence and Industry and how it could be improved for mutual benefit. This challenged existing thinking with potentially radical ideas to enable the Corps/MOD/Industry partnership to work better.

For the slides shown at this event please follow these links:

Master of Signals Presentation

Project Bradley Workshop

RDI Reserves Workshop

Brief by Brigadier Wilson

Brief by Mr Richard Norman BAE