Semta - the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance - is a not-for-profit responsible for engineering skills. As an organisation led by employers, Semta aims to transform the skills and productivity of the engineering and advanced manufacturing sectors. They bring together employers and education to focus action on skills. They are committed to inspiring the next generation of engineers and drive excellence in STEM teaching to provide for the needs of UK plc.

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What we are doing together

Semta and Collab Group undertake a range of partnership activity to promote career paths within the engineering sector. This includes working to create joint thought leadership pieces focussed on demystifying routes into engineering & building and the development of a joint campaign to promote engineering to young people. We are also investigating opportunities to create short taster courses for those considering a career within the sector.


SEMTA works in a variety of ways towards promoting engineering and manufacturing skills:


Careers pathways

Providing career advice and laying out different career paths for engineers in the different regions of the UK.


Standards and frameworks

Reviewing and setting the National Occupational and Standards for their sectors.


Policy and intelligence

Working with policy makers and opinion formers to advise on skills and education policy.


Apprenticeship service

Linking apprentices with employers to fulfill career ambitions and match the needs of the industry.


Semta international

Working with employers, education and the government to meet the global needs of the industry.

Latest News & Publications


a collab group position paper on the further education white paper

Find out more about the Collab Group position paper on the anticpated White Paper for further education colleges.


Further Education in 2020 a Prospectus for change

Collab Group has produced a series of policy recommendations that we think should inform the direction of future government spending within the further education sector.


Collab Group Statement on EDSK Further Consideration report

Collab Group Statement on EDSK Further Consideration report


Collab Group and the Skills Network are delighted to announce the two winners of the Peter Roberts Bursary Award 2020

The winners of the 2020 Peter Roberts Bursary have been announced.


Further Education in 2020: An Agenda for Change


Adult Education Budget and Devolution in England

Check out our latest paper on Adult Education Budget and Devolution in England