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Joint Early Careers and Women in ITS Forum

23 November, 2023 @ 10:30 - 16:00

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Join us as the Early Careers and Women in ITS Forums come together to bring you this unique and exciting event at UTAC (United Testing and Assembly Centre), who will be hosting us at their test centre and proving ground in Millbrook.

This is set to be a unique and exciting gathering, exploring how we can support our new and early career professionals and create a diverse and inclusive industry for all.

The session will include a tour of UTAC Millbrook, a test centre and proving ground that encompasses over 70 km of unique tracks from high speed circuits, 4×4 tracks, alpine tracks, and facilities dedicated to connected and automated vehicles. As well as a dedicated site tour and some demonstrations of their latest technology.


The event address is Millbrook, Bedford, MK45 2JQ, England.

If you are travelling by public transport, then the most suitable train station to arrive at is Flitwick station on the St.Pancras line. From here there are regular taxis and the journey time to the site is 8 mins. Do NOT travel to Millbrook station.

For those driving, please see the instructions here.  

There is plenty of (free) parking on site, and the guests will be shuttled from the security gate to the venue.




Arrivals and Networking


Welcome and Introductions: Peter Stoker, Chief Engineer – Connected and Autonomous Vehicles | UTAC Max Sugarman, Chief Executive, ITS UK | Gemma Tredwell, Women in ITS Chair | Ashik Nazar, Early Careers Forum Chair


How to develop your career in ITS – Ejiro Ikoko, University of Leeds & former Early Careers Award Winner | Abdulrehmarn Ali, Amey & former Early Careers Award Winner

11:45 Short Break


People, the key Highway Asset – Find them, train them, keep them – Emily See, Highways Market Director, Amey


Tools and information to develop your ITS knowledge – Alistair Gollop, Founder, ITS Now


Launch of the ITS UK Early Careers Essay Competition, Sponsored by IS Recruitment

13:15 – Lunch


Overview of UTAC and the organisation’s work in supporting talent – Jeremy Topple, Head of Talent and Capability, UTAC

14:20 Demonstrations by UTAC –

Simulation suite tour

Full tour of test track facilities

15:45 – Close


As above, we’ll be announcing the launch of the 2024 Early Careers Essay Competition, sponsored by IS Recruitment!

You do not need to be an ITS UK Member to attend this meeting, therefore we encourage you to share this invite to colleagues and others outside of the industry who may have an interest in this event.

With our new Professional Development Partnership with the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) signed earlier this year in June, we are pleased to announce, that this event will also contribute to IHE’s Continuing Professional Development Programme. By attending this event in-person you will receive a formal CPD certificate endorsed by the IHE.

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UTAC Millbrook
Station Lane
Bedford, MK45 2JQ
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