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Don't break the bank - Boost your balance

18th August 2016

Semta Skills Chief – "Degree without the debt - the new Degree Apprenticeships" What's Not To Like?

Pupils receiving their A-Level results today (18.08) were advised to consider a vocational pathway to work rather than hastily grasp a university offer.

With impending university fee increases, higher apprenticeships - some of which include integral university degrees - have never offered better value to the individual and more nurture to the nation than they do now.

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Semta Welcomes Levy 'Clarity'

12th August 2016

Funds Transferability Will Be a Boon

Semta has warmly welcomed the publication of Government plans for the Apprenticeship Levy.

The not for profit employer led organisation, charged with skilling engineering and advanced manufacturing, had been calling for clarity and further detail to help businesses large and small ensure that they are ready to embrace the changes.

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Studies into labour requirements of the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

28th July 2016

Welsh Government commissioned Semta and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to review and produce labour requirement forecasts specifically relating to the manufacturing of turbines for, and construction of, the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project. The forecasts were produced in early-mid 2016.

The UK Government is currently conducting an independent review into the feasibility and practicality of tidal lagoon energy in the UK. The outcome of this review is expected in the autumn along with, potentially, a decision regarding Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

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Mastering New Skills

8th July 2017

Welsh Government appoints Semta to explore new qualification to boost economy.

Welsh employers are being urged to become masters of their own destiny by building and adopting a new qualification to drive higher level skills in advanced manufacturing and engineering.

The Welsh Government has enlisted employer-led skills expert Semta and College Wales to draw up plans to develop a Master Craftsperson qualification to help drive performance in the sector which is vital to the country’s prosperity.

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Voice of Apprentices Calls For Change

30th June 2016

Britain’s young apprentices have called upon the new Government to put skills and qualifications at the very top of the agenda in Brexit Britain – and created a ‘five point plan’ to help them do just that.

The Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) report to be handed to Nadhim Zahawi MP, David Cameron’s adviser on apprentices and joint Chairman of the Apprenticeship Delivery Board, delivered a damning verdict on careers advice.

They are also calling for professional qualification as standard to ensure apprenticeships get the recognition they deserve and quality is maintained.

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Passage to India for next generation of engineers

25 April 2016

Skills experts from the UK are passing on their expert knowledge to former members of the Indian armed forces to help them train the next generation of engineers in their country.

An 11-strong delegation from Mumbai has been on an intensive six-day Train the Trainer course, organised and run by the Semta group, to learn how best to deliver training to help support the next generation of apprentices, graduates and employees entering or already working in engineering careers. 

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23rd March 2017

 

Semta Publishes Report on International Best Practice in Apprenticeships

 

Semta has commissioned research into international best practice by Professor Lorna Unwin of UCL Institute of Education. This showed that countries with leading apprenticeships – including Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands – all have continual assessment and lead to qualifications.

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25th April 2016

Passage to India for the Next Generation of Engineers

Skills experts from the UK are passing on their expert knowledge to former members of the Indian armed forces to help them train the next generation of engineers in their country.

An 11-strong delegation from Mumbai has been on an intensive six-day Train the Trainer course, organised and run by the Semta group, to learn how best to deliver training to help support the next generation of apprentices, graduates and employees entering or already working in engineering careers. 

The programme, co-funded by the Indian government and the British High Commission, was delivered at Semta's Watford HQ by trainers Jas Sall, Paul Gannon and Terry Coles from Semta's specialist industry awarding organisation EAL, all of whom have backgrounds in industry.

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Leading car manufacturers launch solution to attract new talent to automotive sector

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Leading car manufacturers have today launched the Automotive Apprenticeship Matching Service, as a platform to develop the skilled workforce of the future.

Each year the Matching Service, developed and funded through the Automotive Industrial Partnership (an industry skills collaboration, supported by government), will help up to 10,000 high quality candidates per annum secure an automotive apprenticeship, where the company programmes to which they apply are oversubscribed. The service is expected to be of particular benefit to the automotive supply chain.

 

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Search is on for talented engineers - Competitors could represent Team UK on the world stage

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Talented young engineers are being invited to take part in skills competitions which could see them represent their country on the international stage.

Registrations have opened for WorldSkills UK, where competitors will battle it out at a series of regional heats for a place in the finals held during The Skills Show at Birmingham's NEC in November, which attracts around 80,000 visitors.

The winners will receive gold medals and could be eligible to represent Team UK at the WorldSkills International competition in Russia in 2019.

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Female engineers triumph on U.N Day

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Women 'clean up' on red carpet

Women engineers are celebrating being the very best of British – after a glittering red-carpet ceremony in London.

As United Nations Women & Girls in Science Day dawned, (February 11th) – British women were 'cleaning up' at the Semta Skills Awards held at The Hilton Park Lane – industry's most prestigious awards ceremony.

More women than ever before had been nominated for an award and one, Emma England, was judged to be the very 'Best of British'.

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