Saluting the brightest stars in engineering

5th January 2018
Source: Semta
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Saluting the brightest stars in engineering

The ‘future of engineering’ – which equates to 24 of the brightest stars in the country will be gathering in London on 1st March, as the ‘glorious future of British engineering’ celebrate the sector. The stars have been nominated for awards in eight categories at The 2018 Semta Skills Awards – the most prestigious evening in the engineering calendar.

The event, to be held at the Park Plaza Hotel Westminster Bridge will be hosted by BBC presenter (and engineer), Steph McGovern, and will be addressed by Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills Anne Milton MP.

The Semta Skills Awards are judged and sponsored by some of the biggest names in engineering; Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, MBDA, Siemens, BAE Systems, EAL, the Education & Training Foundation and the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions.

The Semta Skills Awards are judged and sponsored by some of the biggest names in engineering; Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, MBDA, Siemens, BAE Systems, EAL, the Education & Training Foundation and the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions.

Final nominees have beaten off the challenge of hundreds and are already in an elite group. They have gone through an exhaustive process and been considered to be exceptional by the illustrious judging panel made up of industry luminaries.

Ann Watson, CEO of Semta said: “British engineering has had a glorious past and will enjoy an even more glorious future.

“Semta drives success, champions’ good practice in the skills sector and celebrates the achievements of the finest people in the business.

“Our industry judges have selected the brightest stars in the engineering firmament, many of them brilliant young apprentices and SME companies that will play a leading role ensuring that the sector and the economy thrive.

“Our future is in their hands.”

Previous winners have recounted how success at the Semta Skills Awards brings enhanced profiles, career and professional development, recognition of their work, confidence – and a chance to network with the great and the good.

Award Category

Award Category

Finalist Company

Town

Apprentice of the Year Award

Joe Alistair Kennie

Yamazaki Mazak

Worcester

Apprentice of the Year Award

Judith Mair

Rolls-Royce plc

Derby

Apprentice of the Year Award

Mohammed Jahyed Ahmed (Jay)

Ryder Ltd

Milton Keynes

Higher Apprentice of the Year Award

Shannon Lynch

Jaguar Land Rover

Gaydon

Higher Apprentice of the Year Award

Thomas French

KMF Group Ltd

Stoke-on-Trent

Higher Apprentice of the Year Award

Rebecca Fisher

Rolls-Royce plc

Derby

Skills Champion of the Year Award

Michelle Nolan McSweeney

Network Rail

Milton Keynes

Skills Champion of the Year Award

Paul Fitzpatrick

Toyota Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Derby

Skills Champion of the Year Award

Jayne Little

Skills 4 Ltd

Leeds

Skills Innovation of the Year Award

Sharing in Growth

Sharing in Growth

Coalville

Skills Innovation of the Year Award

Robot Training Platform

In partnership with Jaguar Land Rover, Bloc Digital & ABB

Derby

Skills Innovation of the Year Award

Harlow Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC)

Harlow College

Harlow

Training Partner of the Year Award

City College Plymouth

-

Plymouth

Training Partner of the Year Award

Coleg Cambria

-

Wrexham

Training Partner of the Year Award

Babcock International Group in partnership with Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

-

Wiltshire

SME Investment in Skills Award

Superior Seals Ltd

-

Wimborne

SME Investment in Skills Award

Lander Automotive Ltd

-

Birmingham

SME Investment in Skills Award

Metalcraft

-

Chatteris

Technician of the Year Award

Rob Naylor

Lockheed Martin UK

Bedfordshire

Technician of the Year Award

Andrew Franklin

Perkins Engines Company Ltd

Peterborough

Technician of the Year Award

Ethan Davies

Electroimpact UK Ltd

Hawarden

Diversity in Engineering Award

Babcock International Group

-

Bristol

Diversity in Engineering Award

Siemens Rail Automation

-

Ashby De La Zouch

Diversity in Engineering Award

Transport for London

-

London


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