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Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2017: Award for Educational Partnership

PUBLISHED: 11:43 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:04 03 November 2017

Award for Educational Partnership

Award for Educational Partnership


We reveal the winner of this year’s Award for Educational Partnership, sponsored by SGS College – Berkeley Green

Last night, on November 2, we celebrated the region’s best innovative engineering and manufacturing companies at the third annual Cotswold Life Engineering Manufacturing Innovation Awards.

The glittering ceremony held at Cheltenham Racecourse celebrated the incredible achievements made by companies who really do put the Cotswolds on the map, drive the region’s economy and keep the area at the top of the tree when it comes to entrepreneurship and business success.

Thanks to both the nominations of the public and our well-respected judges, we have picked a winner worthy of the Award for Educational Partnership, sponsored by SGS College – Berkeley Green.

This year’s finalists:

Kohler Mira, Cheltenham

Kohler Mira is a plumbing company renowned for its range of showers, taps, baths and other designer products.

Building two-way communication streams between the company and training provider has been key to its success. It has this year run a successful series of STEM activities by inviting local schools into the factory and getting them involved with engineering activities.

There is a regular intake of engineering apprenticeships each year, which has expanded into finance and business administration areas. Many apprentices have gone on to study company-sponsored degree subjects and this year, nine have been sent on an outward bound course in the Forest of Dean for team building ahead of on-site training.

Xylem Dewatering Solutions, Cirencester

Xylem is a water technology provider, allowing customers worldwide to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial settings.

It has created a structured career development plan for its craft technicians and engineers, which supports progress from apprentice to professional chartered engineer. The scheme is IMechE accredited and backed by professional support advisers.

And the winner is...

Safran Landing Systems, Gloucester

It’s the world leader in aircraft landing and breaking systems. Staff play a central role in STEM activities, exhibitions and career advice workshops aimed at 11-18-year-olds. The company has strong relationships with local schools, industry, event organisers and STEM organisations.

There is a visible and effective support channel between Safran landing Systems and partners such as the Engineering Development Trust, Engineering Education Scheme and Flying Start Challenge activities.

To find out more about the Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2017 and our sponsors, visit emiawards.cotswoldlife.co.uk/2017-finalists/.

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