New engineering skills organisation Enginuity launches

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Written by Jon Kennard on 6 February 2020 in Press Zone
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On Thursday 6 February 2020 the Semta Group becomes Enginuity, a new engineering skills organisation.

On Thursday 6 February 2020 the Semta Group, the employer-led skills body supporting the UK’s engineering & manufacturing sectors, becomes Enginuity, a new engineering skills organisation, creating practical skills solutions for individuals, educators, and engineering and manufacturing employers, using unmatched industry expertise and data.

The launch of a new type of engineer and manufacturing skills organisation is a response to the challenges and opportunities faced by the sector. Engineers are at the forefront of tackling many of the biggest societal challenges we face today. At the same time, Industry 4.0 is rapidly changing manufacturing and engineering.

To seize the commercial opportunities these challenges and this change creates, the UK manufacturing and engineering sector needs to adapt fast. Individuals, SMEs and large employers need to be able to see and develop the skills that will allow them to flourish, now and in the future.

Enginuity understands the potential data offers to give employers the confidence to make smarter decisions about the people and skills they need, today and tomorrow. This combined with the engineering expertise the Semta Group was known for, means Enginuity is perfectly positioned to be the connector UK engineering and manufacturing requires, for the sector to lead Industry 4.0 and offer fulfilling lifelong careers.

By bringing employers, educators, and policymakers together, Enginuity will help to give engineer’s the opportunity to change their world and ours

Ann Watson, Chief Executive of Enginuity explains:

“Digital technologies can discover and identify young people who have the aptitude for a career in engineering and manufacturing. New platforms can help individuals make currently unaccredited skills visible to employers, and suggest where they need to upskill or reskill. Better data about the skills employers need today and tomorrow, can open an individual’s career path into a ‘skills universe’, with more routes to fulfil their potential, with more employers, in more areas.”

Enginuity is not just a new name for the Semta Group, it’s a way of thinking and solving problems.

The engineers changing our world are showing their ‘Enginuity’ by bringing together engineering expertise with ingenuity with data; pioneering new solutions in areas such as the future of mobility, energy storage, and early diagnosis.  

This ‘Enginuity’ is also at the heart of Industry 4.0, powering technologies such as smart factories, lights out manufacturing and the industrial internet of things.

Ann Watson comments:

“Our Enginuity in marrying our existing engineering expertise with ingenuity with data, is how we will design and constantly improve solutions that provide a great user experience for employers, educators and individuals. It’s how we will create new products and services that are easy for employers and educators to integrate.  It’s how we will prove the business case for engineering skills development.”

Enginuity’s award-winning Engineering Talent platform is already an example of this thinking in action, providing individuals with better careers pathways in engineering, helping employers recruit and retain talent, and delivering digital learning remotely.

The practical skills solutions already offered by the Semta Group and EAL (the Semta Group’s specialist skills, awarding and assessment services organisation for industry) will continue as part of Enginuity, but better data will only improve them moving forward. Making these solutions even more responsive to current and future needs, an even better user experience, and even easier to integrate and measure.

Enginuity’s new website will also launch on Thursday 6 February 2020 at enginuity.org

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