Engineering is about looking into the future and creating better tomorrow.

Simon Artley, SETA Apprenticeship Recruitment Manager was giving inspirational talk on 23rd June 2015, promoting engineering to girls, covering topics from desalinating water to pressing a brand name into Jaffa cakes.

SETA presentation was part of the successful event organised in partnership with Jacobs Engineering in Cheadle, Stockport to mark the National Women in Engineering Day, set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES)

Event was attended by several Year 9 girls from local schools. Those young women had a glimpse into what it means to be an engineer, like opportunity to travel and to be a part of exciting, innovative projects. They have also participated in practical workshop, where they were tasked with building a working model of a wind turbine (pictured below).

Engineering has links into every aspect of our lives – and we need to address the alarming shortage of women in engineering. 

National Women in Engineering Day was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. The aim is to celebrate the work that women do in engineering, and to showcase the great engineering careers that are available for girls.

Stockport Engineering Training Association (SETA) is actively promoting engineering to girls throughout the year, explaining the apprenticeship route and the career prospects in this varied sector.

Get in touch with us if you want to explore your options, we are interviewing almost 200 engineering apprenticeship candidates each year, you should be on one of them!

SETA – Growing the Next Generation of Engineers.

SETA has been training apprentices since 1966 and is passionate about helping young people succeed in engineering.

We have trained 5000 plus apprentices in this time. We endeavour to produce “Rolls Royce” apprentices.

Each year we recruit, enrol and train engineering apprentices who will be employed in technical and manufacturing roles with a diverse range of employers.

All SETA apprentices gain full-time employment with local and national companies such as Jacobs, McVities and NXP.

Apprentices are given a strong foundation in engineering through practical and theoretical training, undertaking the BTEC Level 3 diploma at SETA amongst a number of recognised qualifications. The centres excellent facilities and experienced staff train engineers in manufacturing, electrical, operations and maintenance, welding, fitting and design disciplines.

SETA helped employers who never recruited apprentices before develop effective apprenticeship programs. Many of those apprentices have gone on to become managers in those companies or won prestigious national industry awards and scholarships.

SETA relentlessly promotes engineering to both young man and women through various local events and school activities or as part of national initiatives in partnership with influential organisations like GTA England and WES (Women’s Engineering Society).

One of the successful initiatives was development of a website hub dedicated to engineering apprenticeships, where young people could find information on where to start and how to apply: in addition to the main website:

Innovative use of social media as well as new branding created for application forms, brochures, dedicated website and social media profiles ensured success of ‘Engineer your Future’ campaign, aimed at young people in Stockport and Manchester area, interested in Engineering Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships.