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Read on to find out about the latest news and events from Semta and the engineering and advanced manufacturing sector.

 

Latest News

Report Heads Off Skills Crisis

Women To Play Key Role in Engineering Future

9th February 2017

A new report launched today sets out the path to overcoming the sector’s looming skills crisis by encouraging more women to start their career in engineering.

The Engineering Skills for the Future report, from not-for-profit employer-led skills experts Semta, shows that female engineers are more attracted to an ‘interesting career’ than to the salary they will receive.

The report also shows that female engineers are more likely than their male colleagues to encourage people to enter the sector because it offers the prospect of interesting work – and are less likely to focus on career prospects and the potential to earn while learning through an apprenticeship or sponsored degree.

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Sellafield Advanced Apprentice Wins National Apprenticeship Award

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Adam Sharp, from Cockermouth, was named the Advanced Apprentice of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards at an exclusive ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House on Friday.

Adam, aged 22, a Mechanical Design Apprentice with Sellafield Ltd, fought off competition from hundreds of other apprentices around England to be awarded the top prize. Adam completed his ECITB advanced level apprenticeship in Design and Draughting at Sellafield Ltd in Cumbria, in August 2016.

The Awards, now in their thirteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: businesses that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.

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Apprentices - Make Your Voices Heard

17th January 2017

Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) launches survey to gather views of young people on apprenticeships

Hundreds of apprentices are being encouraged to let their voices be heard in the corridors of power to help improve the image and perception of technical and vocational education and lead the calls for better careers advice in schools.

The IAC has today launched its fourth annual survey to gather the views of young people in apprenticeships across the UK.

The results of the survey – which is open until Friday 10th March - will be presented in the Spring to the relevant ministers, MPs, stakeholders and policymakers to shape the advice, training and careers for those in future years to come.

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Semta Chairman to Step Down

12th January 2017

Leading industrialist Allan Cook CBE, is to stand down from his role as Semta Chairman at the end of March, it has been announced.

Allan has been at the helm of the Semta Group for more than six years and has overseen the transition from a Sector Skills Council to an employer-led organisation recognised by government and industry as the pre-eminent experts in apprenticeships, technical and vocational education in the engineering and advanced manufacturing sector.

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Best of British Engineering Unveiled

Finalists are shortlisted for prestigious Semta Skills Awards

16 December 2016

Talented engineers and innovative companies have beaten off stiff competition to make the final of the Semta Skills Awards which honour the best in British Engineering.

Hundreds of nominations from across nine award categories have been shortlisted to just 27 by an independent industry panel of judges for the 2017 awards.

Firmly established as a key date in the calendar and recognised as industry's night of the year – the Semta Skills Awards, to be held at London's Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, on Wednesday March 8th, 2017 and hosted by BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern are considered to be the most prestigious of the year.

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Latest Events

WorldSkills UK Competitions CAD Masterclass - 21 February 2017

This free masterclass event, at Bradford College, is aimed at teaching professionals and employers who would like to find out more about what’s expected of a student entering a WorldSkills UK CAD competition. 

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WorldSkills UK Competitions CAD Masterclass - 3 March 2017

This free masterclass event, at New College Lanarkshire, is aimed at teaching professionals and employers who would like to find out more about what’s expected of a student entering a WorldSkills UK CAD competition. 

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WorldSkills UK Competitions CAD Masterclass - 17 March 2017

This free masterclass event, at New College Durham, is aimed at teaching professionals and employers who would like to find out more about what’s expected of a student entering a WorldSkills UK CAD competition. 

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Save the date - Semta Skills Awards 2017

Wednesday 8 March 2017

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The Semta Skills Awards celebrate the 'Best of British' engineering and is a spectacular showcase of the talented individuals, inspiring businesses, skills and diversity from across the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector.

Now in its fourth year, the Semta Skills Awards are firmly established as the leading awards ceremony for our sector.  The awards are now open for entries until 30th November 2016.

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