Skills Champion

This award recognises those unsung pioneer who commit their heart and soul to training and developing the highly skilled individuals we have within engineering and manufacturing.  Whether it be apprentices, T level students, or graduates or ensuring the existing workforce has the skills for the future; these are individuals working behind the scenes who invest their time in the success of others.  

The skills and talent that we have in the sector is down to the efforts of training providers, colleges, universities or inhouse learning and development teams.  This award recognises those individuals, teams or organisations that work relentlessly to ensure our engineers have the skills they need to be successful.

Sponsored by


For three decades EAL has been developing high quality, enduring qualifications and assessment services that continue to help transform the engineering and manufacturing landscape, supporting careers, industry, and economic growth.

At EAL, we are delighted to sponsor ‘The Skills Champion of the Year’ category. It represents a celebration of those who are committed to the value of long-term skills development.

By shining a light on an individual in this way we hope others feel encouraged to make a difference by helping shape the professional development of others, enabling them to build successful careers and creating thriving workplaces.

This year's winner


Ruth was recognised for the time she dedicates to championing electrotechnical skills and encouraging more women into the sector.