• POLICY AND INTELLIGENCE ... Work with us in our drive to make the engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors a UK priority
  • CAREERS PATHWAYS ... Picture Yourself Here: explore the opportunities in the UK's most advanced sectors from Apprenticeships to professional development
  • STANDARDS, QUALIFICATIONS AND FRAMEWORKS ... Your one stop shop for essential resources and information for delivering engineering, science and technology skills
  • SKILLS SOLUTIONS ... Maximise your people, skills and productivity: how Semta can help
  • SEMTA APPRENTICESHIP SERVICE ... A one-stop employer solution for recruiting, developing and mentoring talented apprentices

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Based on our long standing knowledge and expertise in skills for the engineering and advanced manufacturing sector we work hand in hand with policy makers and opinion formers to advise on skills and education policy and help create the optimum environment for sector skills to thrive.

Based on our long standing knowledge and expertise in sector skills – and acting as a focal point for sector employers to define common needs and priorities at macro and micro level – Semta works hand in hand with policy makers and opinion formers to advise on skills and education policy and help create the optimum environment for sector skills to thrive. We hope you will join together with us to strengthen the voice of the sector. 

Live Government Consultations and Inquiries

The UK Government is consulting proposed changes to schools - including a proposal to allow new academically selective schools to be set up and existing selective schools to expand.

You can read the full consultation document here. Semta will be responding - if you would like to feed into the Semta response, please email policy@semta.org.uk.


Skills for the UK's Industrial Future

Have your say on the skills the UK needs to become a world-leading advanced manufacturing economy

Leaders from some of the biggest companies in the UK are coming together to develop a roadmap for digitalising Britain’s industrial base. Announced as part of the Government’s new Industrial Strategy in January, the Industrial Digitalisation Review (#IDR) will assess how the UK can benefit from the accelerated adoption of digital technology across advanced manufacturing.

Over mid-May and June, Semta and our partner organisations will be seeking views from employers, academics, engineers, digital experts, policymakers and others about the skills we need to build in the UK to realise a successful industrial future.

This conversation about skills – led by Cisco UK & Ireland Chairman Phil Smith - will form a vital part of the Industrial Digitalisation Review. We need urgently to answer the tough questions posed by these technologies to ensure they act as a positive force for UK industry and help driving national productivity. Read Phil Smith’s seven questions.

As well as seeking your views on these issues, we’d also like to know what you think about our proposal for the skillset for the ‘Engineer of the Near Future’.

Have your say

If you care about building the skills for the UK needs for a world-beating industrial future, we urge you to have your say in one or more of these three ways:

• Complete the survey – please tell us know your views
Tweet, using the hashtag: #industrialfuture
Register for the discussion forum – we’re holding an event for anyone who cares about these issues on 12 June in London at the Royal Academy of Engineering’s HQ.


Semta's Responses to Skills Policy Consultations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

Apprenticeships Inquiry (House of Commons, March 2016)

UK Digital Strategy Consultation (BIS, January 2016)

Careers Advice Inquiry (House of Commons, January 2016)

Comprehensive Spending Review: Careers IAG (Treasury, September 2015) 

Productivity Plan Inquiry (House of Commons, September 2015)


Keep Up to Date with Skills Policy

Keep up to date with the latest skills policy news by reading our regular blog. 




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