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


The Devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the GLA

In this report, the impact of the Devolution of the Adult Education Budget to the GLA gets discussed.


2019 Collab Group London Colleges Prospectus

We have released our new Collab Group London Colleges prospectus with key information about our partnership.


Disruptive technology trends in further education

Capita Unit-e blog on disruptive technology in further education


Student at Blackpool and The Fylde College Awarded £5000 Peter Roberts Bursary

Congratulations to Andrew Sproston as the recipient of the award.


College Governance: Opportunities and Challenges

In collaboration with Shakespeare Martineau, this paper discusses the importance of good governance in the FE sector


Making apprenticeships work for all - policy

In this publication, we argue for the need of the right building blocks to make a great apprenticeship system.