Skills Training UK achieves national recognition at SEMTA Skills Awards

March 25th, 2019

Skills Training UK is delighted to have achieved national recognition as a finalist in the ‘Training Partner of the Year’ category of the annual SEMTA Skills Awards which took place in London on 21 March 2019. The awards celebrated individuals and organisations that are bringing real value to advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors.

The ‘Training Partner of the Year’ category, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, recognised the excellence and achievement by a training partner in supporting and delivering training programmes for employers within the sector.

Our entry (watch below) highlighted our strong partnerships with over 749 STEM sector clients, providing effective apprenticeships programmes for over 3,000 employees.

Martin Dunford OBE, Chief Executive, Skills Training UK, commented: “Skills Training UK’s goal is to strengthen UK advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors by making sure employees are trained to the highest standards and ensuring there is a steady flow of talent emerging in the industry - tackling the challenge of an ageing workforce.

"We are delighted to have achieved national recognition in the SEMTA Skills Awards and will use it to strengthen the voice of training in STEM, inspiring higher engagement in Apprenticeships to the benefit of UK productivity and prosperity in uncertain times.”

Aerospace manufacturer, PACE, one of Skills Training UK’s STEM sector employers, provided endorsement for the entry to ‘Training Partner of the Year’.  

Ian Binns, Commercial Director at PACE, states: “The level of skills growth achieved by Skills Training UK has assisted in promoting dramatic workplace process improvements, cultural changes, increased productivity and securing the long-term business future.”

Skills Training UK’s entry highlighted how we are helping employers in all STEM sectors to grow productivity, address business improvement, fill skills gaps and tackle ageing workforces.

See here for more information about our training for STEM sectors.

Photo caption: Steff McGovern, BBC Breakfast Presenter and Host of the SEMTA Skills Awards (centre) with (left) Sam Cunningham, NDT Sector Specialist, Skills Training UK, and (right) Stephen Crawley, Chief Operating Officer, Skills Training UK.