Investment in Skills

Given the pace of technological change across engineering and manufacturing, the commitment to upskilling and reskilling existing employees has never been more important.  This award recognises organisations that take a complete approach to workforce development planning. This will be awarded to employers who and can demonstrate that they are equally committed ment to investing investment in their existing workforce as they are to is as important as the investment made in attracting and developing new employees.


  • Judges are looking for nominations that show a passion for our industry and for supporting individuals to develop the skills needed for the current and future needs of engineering and manufacturing.
  • Consider submitting brief testimonials from those that have been helped. ¬†

Other considerations when completing the nomination form:

  • Share how you invest in skills across your organisation, looking at employees at all stages in their career. How are you upskilling/reskilling your workforce to meet industry requirements now and in the future?
  • What are the positive outcomes you can highlight to demonstrate the benefit of investing in your existing workforce? i.e increased productivity, employee engagement, staff survey results, or employee retention.
  • Examples of opportunities for employee advancement through training, mentoring, and continuous education programs are welcomed.

Last year's winner


Investment in Skills award was won by:
Dan Richardson of Tribosonics

The shortlisted submissions for this category also included:

  • Ean Daniel of MetalCraft
  • Mark Bower of Legal and General Modular Homes

We congratulate all those involved!