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Latest News

Judith is Best of British Engineering

2nd March 2018

Young Scottish Apprentice is Icon of Engineering

A talented young engineer has been named as the Best of British Engineering at the prestigious Semta Skills Awards 2018 in London.

21-year -old Judith Mair, who works for Rolls-Royce in Derby received a standing ovation from more than 500 luminaries from the world of engineering – who hailed her meteoric rise to success.

Judith also won the Apprentice of the Year award category, sponsored by MBDA UK Ltd.

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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.

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Betsy’s Journey to WorldSkills UK Success


16th November 2017

As the WorldSkills UK national skills competition finals get underway at this year's WorldSkills UK Live, 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.



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Latest Events

WorldSkills UK - Register your Interest in the WorldSkills UK Live 2018

WSUK18WorldSkills UK have now added a registration portal for anyone with interest in applying for this year's WorldSkills UK Live, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham between 15th-17th November 2018. Click here to register your interest.


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