Enginuity Skills Awards
The most prestigious awards event in UK advanced manufacturing and engineering
18 March 2021, 19.00–20.30
Each year the Enginuity Skills Awards sees industry leaders gather to recognise brilliant apprentices, champions of skills development, and innovative engineers tackling society’s biggest challenges.
Due to Covid-19 and ongoing restrictions, this time around we’re doing things a little differently to keep everyone safe. This year, the party is coming to you. Steph McGovern and I will host — live and direct from her Channel Four Packed Lunch studio via Zoom video link.
And that’s not all. The event may be virtual but we won’t let that hamper proceedings. Feel free to dress to impress as you would have for our planned gala dinner. Sorry, we can’t deliver a three-course meal, however, we are sending an entertainment hamper to you, please register below and you can look forward to a party drink, nibbles and favours winging their way to your front door.
Make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun, frivolities, food and festivities of the Enginuity Skills Awards. Complete the details below to confirm your attendance at this (hopefully) never to be repeated, special virtual event. Help us celebrate with our fantastic finalists, sponsors and guests as we finally announce our worthy winners live on the night.
See you all there!
Head of Customer Engagement and Acquisition
Meet Your Host: Steph McGovern
We are delighted to welcome back Steph McGovern as our host for the evening.
Journalist and presenter Steph is best known for her programme Steph’s Packed Lunch on Channel 4 and has appeared as co-host and business presenter on BBC Breakfast.
Steph is a fierce advocate for the Engineering and Manufacturing sector and won an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship for her potential to be a future leader in the engineering industry.
At the age of 19, she was also awarded ‘Young Engineer for Britain’ as a junior team member at Black & Decker for saving them £150,000 a year by improving production techniques.
Steph’s straight-talking insight, humour and North East charm always make for a lively, entertaining and unpredictable occasion.
Enginuity Skills Awards nominees are the brilliant apprentices, champions of skills development, and innovative engineers, ensuring UK advanced manufacturing and engineering has a bright future.
The Enginuity Skills Awards are kindly sponsored by a variety of leading companies across our network. Their valued investment makes it all possible for the many companies and individuals who take part. We’re delighted that the Awards are once again supported to showcase the pioneering employers, individuals and innovative skills solutions we have in our sector.
Award categories and finalists
Skills Awards 2019 Winners
Apprentice of the Year - SME Employer (sponsored by EAL): Kaylee McNally
Kaylee was recognised for her talents as an engineering apprentice, that have saved Arlington Automotive £250,000 in general overheads and labour costs, and for the work she does introducing other young people to the opportunities that a career in advanced manufacturing and engineering offers.
Apprentice of the Year - Large Employer (sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners): Glen Fraser
Despite being diagnosed with severe dyslexia at an early age, Glen secured a place on BAE Systems’ Technician Programme. As well as working on projects with the Royal Navy, he is a STEM Ambassador, inspiring young people to consider a career in engineering.
Graduate or Degree Apprentice of the Year (sponsored by BAE Systems plc): Robyn Clarke
Robyn was recognised for being a trailblazer when it comes to engaging with skills development programmes at Toyota Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. This has helped to pave the way for other young engineers, especially female engineers, to follow in her footsteps.
Skills Champion of the Year (supported by Commercial Education Trust): Gareth Jenkins
Gareth won Skills Champion of the Year for the work he’s done in creating opportunities in the manufacturing industry in Wales. Since 2009, schemes Gareth played a role in creating have helped create over 9,000 jobs.
Skills Innovation of the Year (sponsored by MBDA UK Limited): Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bridgwater & Taunton College won this national award for the hands-on practical experience it’s providing to apprentices in the nuclear sector, incorporating new technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.
SME Investment in Skills (sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover): Pentaxia Limited
Pentaxia, which specialising in the luxury automotive, aerospace and bespoke sectors, is growing by 30 to 50 percent a year. To develop the talented employees it needs, the firm has set up its own training facilities to bring 3 to 5 new people a month into the industry.
Training Partner of the Year (sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc): Grwp Llandrillo Menai
Grwp Llandrillo Menai won this award in recognition of the support it gives the economy of North Wales, by equipping local people with the skills and qualifications needed to ensure the competitiveness and success of the region.
Diversity in Engineering (sponsored by Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group): BAE Systems plc
BAE Systems won this prestigious award for its culture change and outreach programmes that have increased the proportion of female engineering apprentices at BAE from around 5 percent 10 years ago, to 30 percent today.
Best of British Engineering (sponsored by the Ufi Charitable Trust): Pentaxia Limited
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