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The most prestigious awards event in UK advanced manufacturing and engineering

Award categories

The SME Apprentice of the Year Award

The SME Apprentice of the Year Award

The best apprentice from a business of under 250 people. They should be an example of the opportunities apprenticeships can open and demonstrate excellent manufacturing and/or engineering skills, that have a real impact on their employer’s business.

The Large Employer Apprentice of the Year Award

The Large Employer Apprentice of the Year Award

The best apprentice from a business of over 250 people. They should be an example of the opportunities apprenticeships can open and demonstrate excellent manufacturing and/or engineering skills, that have a real impact on their employer’s business.

The Graduate or Degree Apprentice of the Year Award

The Graduate or Degree Apprentice of the Year Award

The best graduate or degree apprentice. They should be an example of the opportunities apprenticeships can open and demonstrate excellent manufacturing and/or engineering skills that have a real impact on their employer’s business.

The Skills Champion of the Year Award

The Skills Champion of the Year Award

An individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of manufacturing and/or engineering skills in the UK. Their impact on a business, local or national level, should demonstrate their passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

The Skills Collaboration of the Year Award

The Skills Collaboration of the Year Award

Two or more organisations who collaborate to make a significant contribution to the development of manufacturing and/or engineering skills in the UK. Their impact on a business, local or national level should demonstrate their passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

The SME Investment in Skills Award

The SME Investment in Skills Award

A business of under 250 people which has made a significant and/or innovative investment in manufacturing and/or engineering skills. Their investment should demonstrate their passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

The Training Partner of the Year Award

The Training Partner of the Year Award

A training partner which has made a significant and/or innovative contribution to developing manufacturing and/or engineering skills. Its work should demonstrate its passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

The Diversity in Engineering Award

The Diversity in Engineering Award

An individual or organisation who has made a significant contribution to diversity in the manufacturing and engineering sector in the UK. Their impact on a business, local or national level, should demonstrate their belief in diversity as a competitive advantage.

The Connect Places Innovation Award

The Connect Places Innovation Award

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards the challenge of making society more connected physically, digitally or socially. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact.Their technology might touch on smart cities, the internet of things, the future of mobility, digital transport or any other area related to better connected places.

The Manufacturing and Materials Innovation Award

The Manufacturing and Materials Innovation Award

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards the future of manufacturing and valuable materials. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact. Their technology might touch on digital ways to increase productivity, systems flexibility, resource efficiency or any other area related to manufacturing and materials.

The Energy Revolution Innovation Award

The Energy Revolution Innovation Award

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards the UK prospering from the energy revolution. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact. Their technology might touch on energy storage, smart grid and platforms, renewables, renewable maintenance, carbon reduction and carbon removal technologies or any other area related to the energy revolution.

The Healthier and Safer World Innovation Award

The Healthier and Safer World Innovation Award

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards making the world healthier and safer. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact. Their technology might touch on robots for a safer world, safety technologies, resilience and climate mitigation, early diagnosis or any other area related to health or safety.

The Skills Innovation of the Year Award

The Skills Innovation of the Year Award

The technology or organisation who best-used technology to make a significant and innovative contribution to the development of manufacturing and/or engineering skills in the UK. Its work should demonstrate a passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world. The technology used might touch on learner data, the internet of things, online platforms, online content, virtual reality, augmented reality, or other methods of remote and/or immersive learning.

The Best of British Engineering

The Best of British Engineering

This award can’t be entered separately, as it will be awarded to one of the brilliant apprentices, champions of skills development or innovative engineers to have won the previous awards. In the last 12 months they will have brought to life everything that makes British engineering great and exactly what will see it continue to be world-leading in the future.

The SME Apprentice of the Year Award

The best apprentice from a business of under 250 people. They should be an example of the opportunities apprenticeships can open and demonstrate excellent manufacturing and/or engineering skills, that have a real impact on their employer’s business.

The Large Employer Apprentice of the Year Award

The best apprentice from a business of over 250 people. They should be an example of the opportunities apprenticeships can open and demonstrate excellent manufacturing and/or engineering skills, that have a real impact on their employer’s business.

The Graduate or Degree Apprentice of the Year Award

The best graduate or degree apprentice. They should be an example of the opportunities apprenticeships can open and demonstrate excellent manufacturing and/or engineering skills that have a real impact on their employer’s business.

The Skills Champion of the Year Award

An individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of manufacturing and/or engineering skills in the UK. Their impact on a business, local or national level, should demonstrate their passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

The Skills Collaboration of the Year Award

Two or more organisations who collaborate to make a significant contribution to the development of manufacturing and/or engineering skills in the UK. Their impact on a business, local or national level should demonstrate their passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

The SME Investment in Skills Award

A business of under 250 people which has made a significant and/or innovative investment in manufacturing and/or engineering skills. Their investment should demonstrate their passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

The Training Partner of the Year Award

A training partner which has made a significant and/or innovative contribution to developing manufacturing and/or engineering skills. Its work should demonstrate its passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

The Diversity in Engineering Award

An individual or organisation who has made a significant contribution to diversity in the manufacturing and engineering sector in the UK. Their impact on a business, local or national level, should demonstrate their belief in diversity as a competitive advantage.

The Connect Places Innovation Award

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards the challenge of making society more connected physically, digitally or socially. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact.Their technology might touch on smart cities, the internet of things, the future of mobility, digital transport or any other area related to better connected places.

The Manufacturing and Materials Innovation Award

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards the future of manufacturing and valuable materials. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact. Their technology might touch on digital ways to increase productivity, systems flexibility, resource efficiency or any other area related to manufacturing and materials.

The Energy Revolution Innovation Award

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards the UK prospering from the energy revolution. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact. Their technology might touch on energy storage, smart grid and platforms, renewables, renewable maintenance, carbon reduction and carbon removal technologies or any other area related to the energy revolution.

The Healthier and Safer World Innovation Award

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards making the world healthier and safer. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact. Their technology might touch on robots for a safer world, safety technologies, resilience and climate mitigation, early diagnosis or any other area related to health or safety.

The Skills Innovation of the Year Award

The technology or organisation who best-used technology to make a significant and innovative contribution to the development of manufacturing and/or engineering skills in the UK. Its work should demonstrate a passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world. The technology used might touch on learner data, the internet of things, online platforms, online content, virtual reality, augmented reality, or other methods of remote and/or immersive learning.

The Best of British Engineering

This award can’t be entered separately, as it will be awarded to one of the brilliant apprentices, champions of skills development or innovative engineers to have won the previous awards. In the last 12 months they will have brought to life everything that makes British engineering great and exactly what will see it continue to be world-leading in the future.

Nominations are now closed.

Semta Skills Awards 2020

Next year’s event will be on the 19th March at London’s exclusive 8 Northumberland Avenue. Moments from Trafalgar Square in the beating heart of the capital. A new venue, new awards and a host of entertainment promise an unmissable night. It is sure to be a highlight of your calendar year.

To reserve your table at the event contact marketing@semta.org.uk.

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The continued success of the awards depends on the generosity and expertise of benefactors like you. Principal sponsors not only make it possible for award winners to receive recognition. But by comprising the panel of esteemed judges, they ensure each winner is truly worthy.

In turn, sponsors gain a unique opportunity for sector-wide recognition themselves. Distinguishing their credibility as leaders. Underscoring their organisation’s ongoing commitment to skills development.

Only a few opportunities to guarantee maximum brand exposure at the 2020 awards remain.

These packages include attention throughout the entire 12-month campaign cycle. A table of 10 at the event with drinks for your guests throughout the ceremony. A representative from your company to address the audience on stage and much, much more.

Sponsorship offers an enjoyable night to remember with benefits that last.

Discover the full list of sponsorship opportunities available. Download the Semta Skills Awards 2020 Sponsorship Brochure and take advantage. Or contact marketing@semta.org.uk to discuss how you would like to work together.

Semta Skills Awards 2019 winners

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