Skills 4 Newsletter September 2019

 In front page news, News


NSAP award winners

Awards: We are winners!

We are pleased to announce we took home the award for Training Provider of the Year (company) at this years Power in People NSAP awards. Hosted by the National Skills Academy for Power the ceremony was preceded with the annual NSAP conference, the ninth skills summit for the power industry bringing together over 200 delegates under this years theme; Powering Productivity Through Innovation.
The team are delighted with the win, as diversity and inclusion providers, it really demonstrates how this traditionally male sector is updating and evolving to attract and retain the best talent!


Awards: Shortlisted

Our Career Development Programme has been shortlisted in this years Training Journal Awards for the Best Diversity and Inclusion Programme. We will find out in December if we have been successful in this years ceremony taking place in the tower of London.


Awards: Shortlisted

We have been shortlisted for two awards in the upcoming Inclusive Companies Awards. Our Career Development Programme is up for Best Diversity Resource and the company is up for Consultancy of the year.
We will find out in November if we are winners.


Update: New team members

We would like to welcome you to our two new members of staff – Michelle Henderson who is our new Business Development Director and Lynne Ceeney who has joined our team of trainers and coaches.

Michelle has had a long and successful career working in the skills and education arena, operating specifically within the advanced manufacturing, engineering and science sectors.
Working for Semta with a successful career spanning almost 30 years, Michelle has managed a wide range of major projects delivering skills and growth for both individuals and employers.
She project managed one of the first successful gender diversity projects in the advanced manufacturing sector partnering with Skills 4 UK and funding following the ‘Shaping a Fairer Future’ report.  Supporting companies such as BAE Systems, Airbus, Atkins, Bombardier, Rolls Royce and Aveva.
Lynne has worked at national and international levels in the multi-disciplinary consultancy sector and was the UK Board lead for several equality and diversity programmes. She has mentored and coached people at a variety of stages in their careers and is passionate about enabling people from all backgrounds to develop their experience and careers.
She has been a Governor for some years (including stints as Vice Chair and Chair) on the Board of a HE and FE College where she takes a particular interest in engineering and construction courses.
News: Women in Racing network winner

Each year an open programme place is up for grabs to a member of the Women in Racing network. Facilitated through our Chair Lynn Tomkins, who is also on the WiR commitee, members had to submit a piece on why they thought they should have a place on the programme.

Aimee, Regional Welfare Manager at Racing Welfare was picked the winner with her submission. Her comments on winning the place:

“I am delighted to have had the chance to gain a place on the Skills 4 UK career development course, this is a super opportunity for me that will also in turn, benefit my workplace and the wider horse racing industry. Thank you Skills 4 UK and Women in Racing.”

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