The search has begun to find the best in British engineering and advanced manufacturing with the upcoming Semta industry awards, which look to highlight the champions of one of the UK's most important economic sectors.
Semta is a not-for-profit employer-led organisation, and its Skills Awards celebrate the best of British engineering, recognising the achievements of talented people and inspiring businesses across the engineering and advanced manufacturing sector.
Nominations open on 1 September and close on 30 November for the eight categories including the new Technician of the Year award.
The winners of the Semta Skills Awards 2016 will be revealed at a gala awards dinner in London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel on 10 February hosted by BBC journalist, presenter and engineering advocate, Steph McGovern.
Ann Watson, chief executive of Semta, said: “The Semta Skills Awards celebrate the very best of British engineering, recognising the achievements of talented people and businesses which make this such an inspiring sector to work in.
“Our awards are now firmly established and previous winners have done a fantastic job in showing Britain’s engineers are still the best in the world."
The categories in the competition are:
- Apprentice of the Year
- Higher Apprentice of the Year
- Graduate of the Year
- Skills Champion of the Year
- Skills Innovation of the Year
- Training Partner of the Year
- SME Investment in Skills Technician of the Year
For more information go to www.semta.org.uk/skillsawards