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See, develop and make visible the skills you need to succeed in engineering, today and tomorrow.



EAL, specialist skills, awarding and assessment services organisation for industry.



See, develop and make visible the skills you need to succeed in engineering, today and tomorrow.


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Discover, develop and make visible the skills you need to succeed in engineering.



EAL provides rigorous and robust End-Point Assessment (EPA) that validates the quality of training. In a turbulent world, we embrace change to build on tried and tested methods, creating EPA solutions employers can trust.

What is Enginuity?

We create practical solutions for individuals, educators, and manufacturing and engineering employers, using unmatched industry expertise and data. Our ‘Enginuity’ in marrying our engineering expertise with ingenuity with data, is how we will design and constantly improve solutions that provide a great user experience, create new solutions that are easy to integrate, and prove the business case for engineering skills development.

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Find all the latest insight and analysis, from the major engineering and manufacturing sectors and from across the UK, in one place.

News & Events

The Enginuity Skills Awards 2022 will see industry leaders gather to recognise the brilliant apprentices, champions of skills development, and innovative engineers tackling society’s biggest challenges, who will ensure the future of a sector that is the backbone of the UK economy.


We exist to give one Engineer the opportunity to change their world and ours. Enginuity provides such opportunity through the creation of practical skills solutions for individuals, educators, and manufacturing and engineering employers who want to see and develop the skills they need to succeed.


To Develop Resilience Employers Need to Invest in Skills Development Ahead of Time


Claire Gavaghan
CEO, Derwent Training Association




Industry insight

The economy exists because of human capital and that capital requires support to grow and develop its resilience once again.

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Guest Blog by Claire Gavaghan, CEO of Derwent Training Association

The world of work has changed. It has always been evolving. Think industrial revolution as well as the introduction of automation. However, a global pandemic has been like an electric shock to the system. Virtually everyone in business has felt the impact. Unfortunately, for some, the shock has been seismic.

Whilst businesses have continuity plans, they will never have expected a pandemic to be the reason for it being enacted. Now, however, we acknowledge the changes we face in creating and inventing the new norm, and developing ways in which we can work effectively, efficiently and with limited interruption.

The economy has taken a hit. But the economy is not simply financial. The economy exists because of human capital and that capital requires support to grow and develop its resilience once again. Increasing productivity, learning new skills & ways of working are vital for this region and the UK. This means all employers need to generate growth and that requires investment in skill development, not when the skill is needed, but ahead of time. Too many employers have not done this.

I am sure all business leaders have had a gamut of emotions in the last 6 weeks. Inertia, panic, hope, fear. Many will have thought ‘if only we had….’  Whether it is the ability to switch to online sales by creating a website with photographs of stock, whether it is developing a media presence, whether it is repurposing the business to produce something else, or diversifying output, what is evident is the need to have a wide set of skills within the workforce. With the majority of training now available online together with excellent remote support, it is a great time to invest in the future through training and upskilling staff.

Some training will involve the completion of short courses or attendance at webinars. Some will require a greater investment of time. Furloughed staff are able to start apprenticeships now and use the time away from work productively on their learning. This is a win-win situation for an employer. The Government is paying the employees wage and the majority, if not all, of the funding for the training. Remember, Levy payers are spending money given back to them by HMRC. It stopped being the employers’ money once the Levy was paid.

The Federation of Small Businesses is, for example, providing guidance and training to businesses on a wide range of topics including planning for recovery. Local authorities are delivering webinars to help employers and employees improve their knowledge base in order to keep their firms running. Whatever route is taken by an employer, it is crucial that leaders lead, not simply for the present but for the future.

David Kerfoot, Chair of York & North Yorkshire LEP, said that ‘we need to empower growth for the long term for everyone, taking heed of what lies beyond the horizon, and be ready for whatever comes our way.’

As business leaders, let our legacy be a future that responses, adapts, copes and thrives in terms of all aspects of ‘economy’. We achieve that through investment in training now.

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