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Sharing in Growth selected as Semta Skills Awards finalist

Sharing in Growth selected as Semta Skills Awards finalist

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Sharing in Growth has been selected as a finalist in the Semta Skills Awards 2018 in the Innovation category.

The industry-backed Semta Awards, now in their fifth year,  celebrate the best of British engineering. The winners will be announced at the awards event – which will be hosted by BBC journalist Steph McGovern – on Thursday 1st March at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.

Sharing in Growth entered the Innovation category, sponsored by Siemens, because the programme is both ground-breaking and effective, having helped programme participants secure more than £2.1 billion in contracts through increased competitiveness and productivity.

Said Sharing in Growth CEO Andy Page: “The scale of the challenge facing the UK aerospace supply chain called for a radical approach that was supported across the industry. So Sharing in Growth is a training, coaching and mentoring programme specifically aligned to a business output target. We are at the forefront of diffusion of best practice with partners, such as Rolls-Royce, Deloitte, Catapults, National Physical Laboratory,  and our expert team delivering the training on site and on the job. This accelerates learning by working on real operational challenges, minimises operational disruption and makes the time commitment to training more affordable to smaller companies with big ambitions.

“We also have an intimate relationship with each client so we can support the leadership to invest in sustainable business transformation. I would say that we have created a new model for industry/government partnership, efficiently bringing funding, industry knowledge and professional training delivery together to achieve unprecedented results.”

Sharing in Growth is currently working with 63 programme participants and has helped them to secure more than £2.1billion in contracts. Cumulatively this adds up to 20,000 additional man years of work. Over 3,000 jobs have been secured so Sharing in Growth is well on track to its target of 10,000 jobs by 2022.

Semta Group CEO Ann Watson said: “Our awards are the engineering sector’s awards – they exist to celebrate the amazing people working to make it a better, happier, more productive and more innovative place. We all know that British engineering is changing the world and solving the biggest challenges of our times, from fossil fuel depletion to making the most of automation – and the awards offer brilliant engineers and companies the opportunity to showcase their contribution to that.”

For details see http://semta.org.uk/semta-skills-awards-2018-finalists.