Finalists announced for WorldSkills UK 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
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.
The Best Career Choice in the World: Industry Apprentices’ Message to Young People
Ahead of GCSE and A-Level results days, a leading group of engineering apprentices is urging young people to be calm and consider the full range of options – whatever their results.
According to the latest research by the Industry Apprentice Council, 98% of engineering apprentices are happy with their career choice – and this finding cuts across apprentices at all levels, from Level 2 (intermediate level) to Level 6 (degree level).
STEM: Jobs for the Girls - A learning and networking conference
Date: Thursday 5 October
Women are severely under represented in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) workforce. Many girls perceive STEM careers as too difficult or boring.
This exciting one day networking conference will challenge this misconception, revealing to girls, parents, teachers and career advisors that STEM jobs foster creativity, critical thinking, problem solving skills and collaborative communication.
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