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How to prepare engineering careers for ‘Employment 5.0’

How to prepare engineering careers
19 January 2023
Est. Reading: 1 minute

Our Jobs Expo Galway event will open its doors from 10am on Saturday, 18th February. This careers fair will take place inside the Inis More Ballroom at the Galmont Hotel & Spa. Don't forget to register for FREE ADMISSION right here. In addition to recruiters looking to hire new talent, there will be a series of live seminars throughout the day that attendees can sit in on. At 1pm Ibec Engineering Skillnet Manager, Fiona Fennell, will deliver her talk, How to prepare engineering careers for ‘Employment 5.0’ on the Agenda Stage.

Seminar Summary

T-shaped engineers have the soft skills needed for the future-of-work, a more abstract and complex world. Fiona Fennell from the Engineering Skillnet will explain why ‘Employment 5.0’ differs from ‘Industry 4.0’, which transversal soft skills matter most and how T-shaped engineering can prepare themselves for “forever employability”, avoiding work burn-out and plateau-ed careers.

About Fiona

Fiona FennellFiona Fennell holds a Masters in Team-level Innovation and has worked in technical talent attraction, development and retention for over twenty years. She is interested in what the latest in cognitive science can teach us about learning and how to make our workplaces of the future human-centric i.e. safe, sustainable and generative.


Blogs from the Engineering Skillnet will address high-impact learning, team and leadership development and how to nurture T-shaped talent.

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