How the Skills Show is Helping to Inspire the Next Generation of Engineers
16th November 2017
The 2017 Skills Show gets underway today, with the national finals of the WorldSkills UK competitions taking place in more than 50 different skills areas.
Semta, the engineering skills body, is the organising partner for 13 of the engineering competitions, ranging from aeronautical engineering to welding and recognises what important ambassadors for the engineering sector the competitors are.
Ann Watson, Chief Executive of Semta, said:
"The 118 outstanding young engineers competing this week have worked so hard to come through the regional heats and progress to the national finals for their chance to be crowned the best in the UK in their chosen skill.
Betsy’s Journey to WorldSkills UK Success
16th November 2017
As the WorldSkills UK national skills competition finals get underway at this year's Skills Show, a former engineering competitor shares her competition journey over the past three years and explains why she's loved every minute of it.
Having started out as a shy, quiet teenager Betsy Crosbie is now brimming with confidence and passing on the knowledge she has learned to fellow competitors as a Team UK medal winning skills champion.
She has experienced different cultures, gained many new friends for life, created a network of excellent contacts for her future career prospects and enjoyed the taste of success on medal podiums across the world.
"I have learned so much about myself and my trade over the last three years," says Betsy. "I have been able to experience things that not everyone gets the chance to do and it has simply flown by."
Talented young competitors backed to go for gold in Abu Dhabi by engineering skills champion
13th October 2017
The talented young engineers representing the country at a prestigious international skills competition have been given the wholehearted support of the industry’s key skills body.
Ten young British engineers are set to start competing against the best from around the globe at the WorldSkills competitions in Abu Dhabi from tomorrow (Saturday 14 October), in disciplines ranging from Aircraft Maintenance to Welding.
Finalists announced for WorldSkills UK 2017
18th September 2017
Semta, the organising partner for the WorldSkills UK (WSUK) engineering competitions, has praised the high level of talent among this year's finalist cohort.
Competing in front of 70,000 spectators at The Skills Show in Birmingham, 118 finalists - made up of apprentices and vocational learners from across the UK - will compete in 13 different disciplines including welding, mechatronics and aeronautical engineering.
Talented engineers, companies and training providers urged to enter prestigious industry awards
1st September 2017
A prestigious industry-backed set of engineering awards is now open for nominations – and the body responsible is urging talented individuals and companies to put themselves forward to be in with a chance of winning.
Semta, the engineering skills body, has been running its annual Semta Skills Awards for five years.
The 2018 awards – which will be hosted by BBC journalist, presenter and former Young Engineer for Britain, Steph McGovern - are set to take place on Thursday 1st March at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London, with entries open from 1st September 2017 until November 30th.
Defence engineering, transitioning from reality to resilience!
Addressing the national engineering skills gap is a common strategic issue for both MOD and industry. The Defence Suppliers Forum (DSF) working group for skills has the following key output: to provide an evidence-based view of the engineering skills landscape within the defence engineering enterprise to assist policy leads in their decision making.