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.
The Best Career Choice in the World: Industry Apprentices’ Message to Young People
14th August 2017
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).
Eighty years in business and still going strong – local engineering firm credits apprentices for its success
12th August 2017
Local engineering firm JJ Churchill Ltd is celebrating eighty years in business by recruiting the highest number of apprentices in its history.
Based in Market Bosworth the company, which employs 129 people, makes high precision gas turbine components for the aerospace industry as well as high horsepower diesel engine components and assemblies.