Phil Atkinson


Phil started his career at 16 as an engineering apprentice; he is now a Senior Leader, Principal Chartered Mechanical Engineer and Programme Manager, working in scientific research on UK and International large scale science projects and facilities.

Utilising his broad experience; in the design, integration and operation of particle accelerators and large-scale complex engineering. He is actively involved with the NW regional skills agenda from an employer perspective and leads for his organisation on skills and heads up their apprenticeship programme.

Phil is a passionate supporter of education, social mobility, skills development and lifelong learning. Phil is an experienced school governor in primary and secondary and currently  a Chair at a Cheshire school.