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Could one of your learners be named best in the UK?

You might have heard the name WorldSkills UK, but you may not be aware that the competitions are open to all learners who are on a programme of study, meaning any learner from any provider could be the next gold medallist! No matter if they study in the workplace, a college or if they are training with a private provider, they have the chance of becoming a WorldSkills UK medallist.

WorldSkills UK LIVE is the biggest celebration of young talent from across the country. Think of it as the skills Olympics, where the best young professionals compete in their vocation to become the best in the UK with the chance to be named best in the world at WorldSkills International.

Over the past 3 WorldSkills International competitions, the UK has won 72 medals; 6 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze and 51 medallions of excellence. A medallion of excellence is given to competitors as recognition of performing at world class standards.

Would you like to find out how your organisation can support your learners into competition? Well you are in luck, as we are hosting a special seminar on the 15th November at the NEC in Birmingham during WorldSkills UK LIVE.

The seminar starts at 10am, where we will be showing you how to apply, train and showcase the young talent that you are supporting. You will be given information on how you can use competitions against the Apprenticeship Levy and how they can contribute to the 20% off the job training requirement. Following the workshop, you will have the chance to be shown around WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK's largest careers, skills and apprenticeship event with a special VIP tour and see future medal winners in action.

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For more information about this seminar please contact our Customer Experience team at customerservices@semta.org.uk or call 0846 643 9001.


Semta National Occupational Standards and Modern Apprenticeship Consultation Events

Semta is leading a UK review of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Marine Engineering and new Modern Apprenticeship frameworks to ensure they meet the changing needs of industry.

As part of our philosophy of continuous improvement, Semta is now requesting feedback from employers, training providers and key stakeholders who have an interest in contributing to:

• New Modern Apprenticeship framework in Boat Building and Repair
• New Modern Apprenticeship framework in Science, Technical, Formulation Processing*
• Review of Marine Engineering NOS (Suite 3) 

*Suitable for employers, training providers and key stakeholders working in the areas of chemicals, bio science, food and drink manufacturing and other related industries.

Semta is hosting three consultation workshops in September and are inviting you to attend and take part in the review. Find out more and register below. 

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Engineering Ethics Conference 2018

Date: Thursday 6th September 2018
Time: 10.00 - 18.00
Venue: University of Leeds

Join industry, higher education, regulators and professional engineering institutions to consider some of the big ethical challenges facing engineering today and in the future.

Presenters include:

Dame Judith Hackitt, Chair of Semta
Professor Chris Atkin, Chairman of the Engineering Council
Sara Parkin, Founder-Director and Trustee of Forum for the Future

For further information and to book a place, please click here.

Apprenticeship Levy – Scottish Employers’ Views Sought

Semta is now surveying Scottish-based employers to find out how the apprenticeship levy has affected their recruitment and training plans, and what they think of the Scottish government’s approach to apprenticeship funding. 

We’d really appreciate your feedback. Please could you take the time to complete the survey. It should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

Click here to complete the survey.

Women and Diversity Manufacturing Summit

21st June, Exhibition Centre Liverpool

WDS-MPUSemta is supporting the Summit, brought to you by The Manufacturer, with Steph Oerton our HR Adviser leading one of the discussion groups

At the event, manufacturers will be talking about increasing British industry’s share of the UK talent pool – by boosting participation from women and minority groups in the manufacturing workforce. They’ll also be considering whether UK manufacturing has a problem with women and diversity – or whether it’s the other way round.

Register today and use code ‘SEMTA-100’ to get £100 off the ticket price. To find out more and register go to: www.women-manufacturing.uk

Help to Shape the Future Skills of the Automotive Sector in the West Midlands

wmca and semtaWest Midlands Combined Authority, supported by Semta, is developing a Skills Action Plan for the automotive sector in the region and we need support from local employers. 

We are gathering information on the skills and recruitment challenges that automotive supply chain employers in the region face, so that we can develop the plan collaboratively and deliver solutions that work for industry, our talent pool and the local economy.

We would like to invite employers in the region to share your views on apprenticeships, hard to fill vacancies and skills that the sector needs through a short online survey. The success of the skills plan is dependent on the willingness of employers to particiapte. 

It only takes 15 minutes to complete and if you participate, you will also have the option of taking part in a short follow up telephone interview, to provide more detail on your answers.

You can click here to complete the survey online. We are encouraging responses to the survey until Friday 23rd March 2018

If you have any queries please contact marketing@semta.org.uk or call 0845 643 9001.



OTLA Engineering CPD Events February - April 2018

Since March 2017, the Association of Colleges, in partnership with emfec, have been managing development projects lead by post-16 training providers across the sector. Several of the projects have focused on the engineering technical route looking at how the curriculum, employer involvement in course planning and innovative delivery can deliver outstanding provision for all students in technical education.

The Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) Technical Skills programme is a national programme to enhance teaching, learning and assessment.

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