Semta Skills Awards finalists announced

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A raft of talented engineers and innovative companies have been shortlisted from hundreds of nominations to make it to the final of the Semta Skills Awards.

A total of 12 companies, 10 men and five women will now battle it out to be named the winner of their category with one lucky finalist being named the overall Best in British Engineering.

The winners will be revealed at a gala awards dinner in London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, on 8 March 2017 hosted by BBC journalist, presenter and engineering advocate Steph McGovern.

“Our industry is often guilty of not shouting about its successes,” said Ann Watson, chief executive of Semta. “The Semta Skills Awards gives us all the chance to tell the world just how good we are, the achievements we made – which is more important than ever as the country seeks to establish new partnerships in a post-Brexit world where skills will matter even more than they do now.”

The categories are:

  • Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by MBDA Ltd)
  • Higher Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc)
  • Graduate of the Year (sponsored by Airbus)
  • Skills Champion of the Year (sponsored by BAE Systems plc)
  • Skills Innovation of the Year (sponsored by GetMyFirstJob)
  • Investment in Skills (sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover)
  • Training Partner of the Year (sponsored by EAL)
  • Technician of the Year (sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering)
  • Diversity in Engineering (supported by WISE)

The awards are judged by an expert industry-led judging panel, which will also select an overall winner of the Best of British Engineering Award from the winners of the categories above.

For more details, visit To see the shortlist, click here.