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Judith is Best of British Engineering

2nd March 2018

Young Scottish Apprentice is Icon of Engineering

A talented young engineer has been named as the Best of British Engineering at the prestigious Semta Skills Awards 2018 in London.

21-year -old Judith Mair, who works for Rolls-Royce in Derby received a standing ovation from more than 500 luminaries from the world of engineering – who hailed her meteoric rise to success.

Judith also won the Apprentice of the Year award category, sponsored by MBDA UK Ltd.

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New Report Supports Direction of Travel on Use of Qualifications in Apprenticeships

12th February 2018

The new Institute for Apprenticeships policy of allowing off-the-job technical qualifications in apprenticeships will be welcomed by the engineering sector, says Semta, the not-for-profit employer-led body tasked with securing the sector's skills pipeline.

Following a change to the Institute's guidance, off-the-job technical qualifications, such as technical certificates that show evidence of knowledge, will be allowed to be included in apprenticeship standards if employers are willing to cover the costs of registration and certification. The move is part of a wider drive by the Institute to make the process of apprenticeship standards development faster and better.

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The year of engineering is here

15th January 2018

Semta is this week teaming up with government and hundreds of industry partners to launch the Year of Engineering – a national campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers and widen the pool of young people who join the profession.

Throughout 2018, young people and their parents will have the chance to take a closer look at engineering, with thousands of inspiring experiences of engineering on offer throughout the country.

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Semta salute brightest stars

2nd January 2018

The 'glorious future of British engineering' is to gather in London in March to celebrate the sector.

Twenty-four of the brightest stars in the country have been nominated for awards in 8 categories at The 2018 Semta Skills Awards – the most prestigious evening in the engineering calendar.

The event, to be held at the Park Plaza Hotel Westminster Bridge on March 1st, and hosted by BBC presenter (and engineer), Steph McGovern, will be addressed by Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills Anne Milton MP.

The Semta Skills Awards are judged and sponsored by some of the biggest names in engineering; Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, MBDA, Siemens, BAE Systems, EAL, the Education & Training Foundation and the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions.

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