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Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

Why you can't afford to miss the 2020 Semta Skills Awards

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When it comes to celebrating and showcasing the best talent in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector there is really only one night you cannot afford to miss: the annual Semta Skills Awards. Hailed as the most prestigious event in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector calendar, the festivities take time to award the best in UK talent.

Since their launch in 2014, the awards have always been purposeful in bringing to the forefront, the talented individuals and companies that make the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector one of the jewels in the crown of the UK economy.

If the 2019 awards were anything to go by, then the 2020 Semta Skills Awards will be a landmark night indeed. This years' event was hosted by award winning broadcaster Steph McGovern, a former engineering apprentice herself and huge advocate for supporting skills within the engineering sector.

The nine highly coveted awards recognised the following:

1. Apprentice of the Year – SME Employer (Sponsored by EAL)
Awarded to Kaylee McNally, Arlington Automotive

2. Apprentice of the Year – Large Employer (Sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners)
Awarded to Glen Fraser, BAE Systems plc, Naval Ships

3. Graduate or Degree Apprentice of the Year (Sponsored by BAE Systems plc)
Awarded to Robyn Clarke, Toyota Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

4. Skills Champion of the Year (Supported by Commercial Education Trust)
Awarded to Gareth Jenkins, FSG Tool & Die Ltd

5. Skills Innovation of the Year (Sponsored by MBDA UK Limited)
Awarded to Bridgwater & Taunton College

6. SME Investment in Skills (Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover)
Awarded to Pentaxia Limited

7. Training Partner of the Year (Sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc)
Awarded to Grwp Llandrillo Menai

8. Diversity in Engineering (Sponsored by Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group)
Awarded to BAE Systems plc

9. Best of British Engineering (Sponsored by Ufi Charitable Trust)
Awarded to Pentaxia Limited

"The Semta Skills Awards is a true celebration of the amazing individuals and organisations that help make the UK manufacturing and engineering sector among the very best in the world," said Ann Watson, CEO, Semta Group. "The level of skill and talent on show, not just from the winners but from all the finalists, is wonderfully inspiring, and we're proud to bring together the very best of British engineering. "What we saw on the night serves to reassure us that the backbone of Britain's economy is, indeed, in very good hands. The future is very bright thanks to these outstandingly talented people. Our aim, at Semta, is to continue giving them the platform so they may go on to achieve highly successful and rewarding careers within the engineering and manufacturing sectors."

"We roundly applaud all the winners, finalists and nominees, and we are already looking forward to next year's event when we can, once again, honour these truly remarkable people. But we can only do this with support from everyone in industry, from employers to providers and individuals alike. I would like to thank everyone who played their part in making the 2019 Semta Skills Awards a fantastic evening, and thanks also to everyone who has and continues to support us in our mission, including our sponsors, whose investment makes all this possible."

Semta Group has and always will be passionate about recognising the skills and talent that advance the engineering and manufacturing industries. As one of the highest skilled sectors in the UK, it's only right that we take time to be intentional about celebrating and showcasing the talent within.

No one ever likes to miss out on celebrations such as these and so we urge all members of the engineering and advanced manufacturing sector to take this opportunity to be a part of next years celebrations.

For more information on how to nominate or how you can become a sponsor of one of the 2020 Semta Skills Awards contact marketing@semta.org.uk or sign up here to recieve the latest news and information.

Read more about Semta Skills Awards along with the latest insights, analysis and solutions for advanced manufacturing and engineering in EAL and the Semta Group's RevEAL publication. Click here to download your copy.

Tweet us using #RevEAL or give us a call on 01923 652400 or contact customer.services@semta.org.uk.

 

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