Engineering skills for a smarter world

Semta, the employer-led skills body supporting the UK’s engineering and manufacturing sectors, has become Enginuity – a new type of skills organisation that creates practical solutions using unmatched industry expertise and data. Enginuity chief executive Ann Watson explains more

Engineering skills for a smarter world

The Semta Group, the employer-led skills body supporting the UK’s engineering and manufacturing sectors, has become Enginuity, a new type of organisation that creates practical solutions using unmatched industry expertise and data. Ann Watson, chief executive of Enginuity, explains more about this evolution:

What is Enginuity?

Enginuity is a new organisation dedicated to creating skills solutions for individuals, educators, and engineering and manufacturing employers, who want to see and develop the skills needed to succeed, today and tomorrow. We create practical skills solutions using unmatched industry expertise and data. Helping engineering and manufacturing employers make smarter decisions about the opportunities they give to individuals.

Why does UK engineering and manufacturing need a new type of skills organisation?

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

How is Enginuity different?

We’re engineering specialists rather than skills and education generalists – engineering qualifications by engineers, for engineers. Enginuity uses data to create the right skills solutions for your business to succeed, today and tomorrow. Quality solutions that are easy to use, integrate and measure. By bringing employers, educators, and policymakers together, we help to provide engineering and manufacturing employees with the skills they need to have a successful and fulfilling career. Given the opportunity, one engineer can change their world and ours.

Why are you called Enginuity?

Enginuity is not just the name of our organisation, it’s a way of solving problems. The engineers changing our world are showing their ‘Enginuity’ by marrying together engineering expertise with ingenuity with data, pioneering new solutions in areas such as 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. Marrying our engineering expertise with ingenuity with data, is how we will design and constantly improve skills solutions that are easy to use, integrate and measure.

What opportunities do digital skills solutions offer to individuals, educators, and engineering and manufacturing employers?

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.

Where can I find out more about the skills solutions Enginuity offers?

You can discover more about how we’re engineering skills for a smarter world at enginuity.org