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The Enginuity Skills Awards 2020 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.

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The Enginuity Skills Awards 2020, held at 8 Northumberland Avenue on 19th March 2020, will see industry leaders gather to recognise brilliant apprentices, champions of skills development, and innovative engineers tackling society’s biggest challenges.

Each of the 13 categories awarded pays homage to skills in the UK advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors. Honouring the people who make a difference to their workplace and the wider industry, and the ingenious engineers who will inspire the next generation.

Given the opportunity, one engineer can change their world and ours.

Nominees

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.

Georgie Barrat to host Skills Awards 2020

Georgie Barrat is a technology journalist and TV presenter.

At the beginning of 2017 she joined Channel 5’s The Gadget Show and each week you can catch her reporting on the latest consumer trends, news and reviews. This year she started presenting Formula E’s live TV coverage on the BBC and BT Sport, co-hosting the main show alongside Vernon Kay.

Georgie has also created reports for ITV Tonight, Good Morning Britain, ITV Weekend and is a regular on James Martin’s Saturday Morning and The Jeremy Vine Show (formally The Wright Stuff). She comments on breaking tech stories for the likes of Channel 5 News, Radio 5 live, talk radio & BBC Radio 2. Her love of telly has also seen her interview the cast of Poldark and The Bodyguard for the BBC.

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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.

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Award categories and finalists

The SME Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by BAE Systems

The best apprentice from a business of under 250 people. They should be an example of the opportunities apprenticeships can open and demonstrate excellent manufacturing and/or engineering skills, that have a real impact on their employer’s business.

Finalists

  • Davina Kaur (MTC Training)
  • Jonathan Keating (Oldham Engineering Group Training Association)
  • Sadie Kennedy (Hyde Details-Fabrication and Welding)
  • Kerrie-Jo O’Flynn (Oxford Space Systems)

Sponsored by BAE Systems

The Large Employer Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by Fuse Universal

The best apprentice from a business of over 250 people. They should be an example of the opportunities apprenticeships can open and demonstrate excellent manufacturing and/or engineering skills, that have a real impact on their employer’s business.

Finalists

  • Matthew Booth (AMRC Cymru / Wales)
  • Raisa Matadar (Jaguar Land Rover)
  • Alexander Moody (Siemens Mobility Ltd)
  • Samuel Thomas Garner (Perkins Engines Company Ltd)

Sponsored by Fuse Universal

The Graduate or Degree Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by The Engineer

The best graduate or degree apprentice. They should be an example of the opportunities apprenticeships can open and demonstrate excellent manufacturing and/or engineering skills that have a real impact on their employer’s business.

Finalists

  • Anesu Chivenga (Rolls-Royce)
  • Jake Duthie (Themis at Burnley College)
  • Michael Jones (Bridgwater & Taunton College)
  • Catherine Llewellyn-Jones (Airbus)

Sponsored by The Engineer

The Skills Champion of the Year Award, sponsored by EAL

An individual who has made a significant contribution to the development of manufacturing and/or engineering skills in the UK. Their impact on a business, local or national level, should demonstrate their passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

Finalists

  • Anita Davenport-Brooks (Lander Automotive Ltd)
  • Philip Long (Babcock)
  • Jason Phin (Siemens)

Sponsored by EAL

The Skills Collaboration of the Year Award, sponsored by HVMC/Make UK/Enginuity

Two or more organisations who collaborate to make a significant contribution to the development of manufacturing and/or engineering skills in the UK. Their impact on a business, local or national level should demonstrate their passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

Finalists

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Langley and Dudley College
  • Newport Wafer Fab/Smart Solutions

Sponsored by HVMC/Make UK/Enginuity

The SME Investment in Skills Award, sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover Supplier Skills Network Group

A business of under 250 people which has made a significant and/or innovative investment in manufacturing and/or engineering skills. Their investment should demonstrate their passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

Finalists

  • East Coast College
  • Lindhurst Engineering
  • PM Training & Assessing Ltd

Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover

The Training Partner of the Year Award, sponsored by Burton & South Derbyshire College

A training partner which has made a significant and/or innovative contribution to developing manufacturing and/or engineering skills. Its work should demonstrate its passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world.

Finalists

  • University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre
  • JTL
  • Skillnet

Sponsored by Burton & South Derbyshire College

The Diversity in Engineering Award, sponsored by The Prince's Trust

An individual or organisation who has made a significant contribution to diversity in the manufacturing and engineering sector in the UK. Their impact on a business, local or national level, should demonstrate their belief in diversity as a competitive advantage.

Finalists

  • Bolton College Engineering Team
  • InterEngineering
  • STEM Returners

Sponsored by The Prince’s Trust

The Connect Places Innovation Award, sponsored by Made Smarter

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards the challenge of making society more connected physically, digitally or socially. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact.Their technology might touch on smart cities, the internet of things, the future of mobility, digital transport or any other area related to better connected places.

Finalists

  • Professor Harald Haas (Pure LiFi)
  • James Johnston (PICLO)
  • Maya Pindeus (Humanising Autonomy)

Sponsored by Made Smarter

The Manufacturing and Materials Innovation Award, sponsored by Engineering Talent

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards the future of manufacturing and valuable materials. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact. Their technology might touch on digital ways to increase productivity, systems flexibility, resource efficiency or any other area related to manufacturing and materials.

Finalists

  • Lloyd Ash (Ashwoods Electric Motors Limited)
  • Benjamina Bollag (Higher Steaks)
  • Patrick Dodds (Hexigone Inhibitors Ltd)

Sponsored by Engineering Talent

The Energy Revolution Innovation Award, sponsored by Stronger Stories

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards the UK prospering from the energy revolution. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact. Their technology might touch on energy storage, smart grid and platforms, renewables, renewable maintenance, carbon reduction and carbon removal technologies or any other area related to the energy revolution.

Finalists

  • Miles Franklin (Gravitricity Ltd)
  • Dr Sabrina Malpede (Act Blade Ltd)
  • Dr Alexander William Faris Reip (Oxford Nanosystems)

Sponsored by Stronger Stories

The Healthier and Safer World Innovation Award, sponsored by Enginuity

An individual engineer who is making a significant contribution towards making the world healthier and safer. They can come from any size of business, but their work should demonstrate the potential scale of their innovation, both commercially and in terms of impact. Their technology might touch on robots for a safer world, safety technologies, resilience and climate mitigation, early diagnosis or any other area related to health or safety.

Finalists

  • Joel Gibbard (Open Bionics)
  • Laurence Kemball-Cook (Pavegen Systems)
  • Kevin Lind (Perceptual Robotics)

Sponsored by Enginuity

The Skills Innovation of the Year Award, sponsored by QinetiQ

The technology or organisation who best-used technology to make a significant and innovative contribution to the development of manufacturing and/or engineering skills in the UK. Its work should demonstrate a passion for developing engineering skills that change lives, the sector or the world. The technology used might touch on learner data, the internet of things, online platforms, online content, virtual reality, augmented reality, or other methods of remote and/or immersive learning.

Finalists

  • Network Rail Training: The Dynamic Demand Planning Tool
  • Signalling Training Mobile Classroom
  • Unipres Training Academy

Sponsored by QinetiQ

The Best of British Engineering, sponsored by Enginuity

This award can’t be entered separately, as it will be awarded to one of the brilliant apprentices, champions of skills development or innovative engineers to have won the previous awards. In the last 12 months, they will have brought to life everything that makes British engineering great and exactly what will see it continue to be world-leading in the future.

This award will be announced at the awards ceremony on 19th March 2020. An overall winner will be chosen from the 13 category winners.

Sponsored by Enginuity

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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