Winner - Best Of British Engineering | Ufi VocTech Trust

Winner - Best Of British Engineering

21st March 2019

Congratulations to Pentaxia Ltd who are the winner of the Best Of British Engineering Award at the Semta Skills Awards 2019

The annual awards ceremony celebrates individuals and companies whose commitment to skills development are making a significant difference in their workplace, advanced manufacturing, and the engineering sector as a whole.

The Best Of British Engineering Award is selected to reward one of the overall winners that has made a special contribution to supporting skills development within the UK's advanced manufacturing and engineering sector.

Here are all of the winners from The Semta Skills Awards 2019...

Training Provider of the Year

  • Grwp Llandrillo Menai

Have developed world-class learning environments and experiences for apprentices - at college and in the workplace.

Apprentice of the Year - SME Employer

  • Kaylee McNally

The Arlington Automotive employee has contributed to creating a more diverse workforce and influenced others, both in and outside of the engineering sector.

Diversity in Engineering

  • BAE Systems Plc

Doubled women apprentice numbers to 26% since 2011.

SME Investment in Skills

  • Pentaxia Limited

Growing their own talent to meet with their future skills requirements.

Apprentice of the Year - Large Employer

  • Glen Fraser

The BAE System Plc (Naval Ships) Technician Apprentice was once told by a teacher that he was wasting his time trying to become an engineer.

Skills Innovation of the Year

  • Bridgwater & Taunton College

Using technology to allow unskilled and untrained people to discover, experiment, and even fail in a safe nuclear environment.

Graduate or Degree Apprentice of the Year

  • Robyn Clarke

In 2016 she was selected as Toyota's pioneer graduate apprentice and transferred from a maintenence role to quality assurance.

Skills Champion of the Year

  • Gareth Jenkins

FSG Tool and Die Ltd's Managing Director created 'Pathways to Apprenticeships' which allows companies to recruit from a central pool at no extra cost during the first year's training. The programme has supported over 5,000 young people in to employment.

Semta - Not Just An Awards Ceremony

Behind all of the bright lights, music, food, and merriment of The Semta Skills Awards there is a company who continue to provide reassurance that engineering and manufacturing industries, which are the backbone of Britain's economy, continue to pave the way in finding and supporting outstanding talent.

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