Skills Innovation

This award recognises an individual, team or organisation that has taken a new, novel and innovative approach to addressing the skills requirements in our industry.  This could be at any part of the skills value chain or employee life cycle. Or it could be the development of a new skills offering that pushes the STEM agenda forward and/or helps to reduce skills gaps within your business, sector, or local community.

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QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers committed to listening, understanding and responding to our customers' needs. This enables us to use our depth of experience and our unique science and engineering expertise to equip them with powerful solutions to their most pressing challenges.

We offer our customers world-class expertise in advice, services (particularly test and evaluation) and innovative technology-based products. We deploy our scientific and technological knowledge, proven research capabilities and unique, purpose-built facilities to provide both services and products that meet the needs of a wide range of global customers. We operate primarily in the defence, security and aerospace markets and our customers are predominantly government organisations, including defence departments, as well as international customers in other targeted sectors.

This year's winner

PM Training and Assessing Ltd

PM Training and Assessing Ltd won the prize for its use of virtual reality to remind railway signal maintenance engineers of the importance of the work they do.