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British engineers – ‘Be loud and proud’

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Semta Chief issues challenge for change

British Engineers must start shouting loud and proud about their achievements, if they are to optimise opportunities – says the woman tasked with skilling the sector.

Ann Watson, CEO of Semta, the not-for-profit employer-led organisation 'engineering skills for the future' believes that the engineering community is guilty of 'hiding lights under bushels'.

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Minister hails work of Semta

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"Wonderful Organisation" pledges skills effort

Skills Minister, Nick Boles MP, has paid tribute to Semta – the not-for-profit, employer-led organisation tasked with skilling engineering and Advanced Manufacturing.

Speaking at the 'Skills Breakfast' at The Conservative Party Conference in Manchester – he told the audience of employers and educators, that skilling Britain by creating three million apprenticeships remained at the top of the Government's agenda.

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Wanted: Britain’s best engineers

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Nominations open for Semta Skills Awards 2016

The search is on to find the best in British engineering and advanced manufacturing, with a new venue, new host and new category for Semta's industry-leading awards - highlighting the champions of one of the UK's most important economic sectors.

Nominations open today (September 1) and close on November 30 for the eight categories including the new Technician of the Year award thanks to sponsors EngTechNow who are supporting the awards alongside fellow newcomers GetMyFirstJob and returning sponsors Atkins, Rolls-Royce, Marshall, BAE Systems, Siemens and Jaguar Land Rover.

The winners of the Semta Skills Awards 2016 will be revealed at a gala awards dinner in London's Park Lane Hilton Hotel on February 10 hosted by BBC journalist, presenter and engineering advocate, Steph McGovern.

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Andrew’s stellar night in Brazil

WS Sao Paulo closing ceremony Andrew Beel17 August 2015

Dundee Man 'Medal's at Skills 'Olympics'

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Andrew Beel, aged 21, from Dundee survived a gruelling four-year selection process to get to the very pinnacle of his profession with the help of Sector Skills Council Semta.

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Toyota team’s stellar night in Brazil

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Huge medal haul at Skills 'Olympics'

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Toyota's Robyn Clarke and Andy Smith, both from Chester, and who work at the manufacturer's Deeside plant in North Wales, were awarded Medallions of Excellence for Mechatronics.

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Alex’s stellar night in Brazil

WS Sao Paulo closing ceremony Alex Elton17 August 2017

West Midlands man 'medals' in Brazil

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Alex Elton, aged 21, from Nuneaton, picked up a coveted Medallion of Excellence – proving him to be among the very best CNC Turners in the World.

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Yorkshire’s stellar night

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Huge medal haul at Skills 'Olympics'

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Among the medal winners were three intrepid Yorkshiremen.

Patrick Devanney and Dominic Trees, from Bradford and Chris Renwick from Leeds, have all survived a gruelling four-year selection process to get to the very pinnacle of their profession with the help of Engineering Sector Skills Council Semta.

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Medal winner Reece breaks pain barrier

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Consett man's stellar night at Skills Olympics

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Welder Reece Taylor battled pain – and fellow competitors – to win a Medallion of Excellence at the Skills Olympics in Brazil.

The 21-year old from Consett, County Durham, had trained for the best part of four years to prove he was among the best on the planet at the finals of WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo.

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Brit apprentices strike gold in Brazil

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Huge medal haul at Skills 'Olympics'

British apprentices have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Thirty-three of Team UK's forty members were in medal positions picking up three gold, four silver, two bronze and twenty-five Medallions of Excellence (awarded for World class marks).

Aircraft engineer, Shayne Hadland, from RAF Benson in Oxfordshire won Silver and was awarded Best in Nation.

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Semta’s stellar night

WS Sao Paulo closing ceremony Shayne Hadland 117 August 2015

Huge medal haul at Skills 'Olympics'

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Aircraft engineer, Shayne Hadland, from RAF Benson in Oxfordshire won a silver medal and was awarded Best in Nation – for the highest score of anyone representing the UK in all disciplines at the event. (with the exception of Beauty Therapist Rianne Chester who won the coveted Albert Vidal award for highest score of all 1,200 competitors).

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