Sharing in Growth wins national skills innovation award
Sharing in Growth (SIG), the UK’s government-backed competitiveness improvement programme, has won the Semta Innovation Award for improving the capability and productivity of over 10,000 people working in the aerospace supply chain.
Sharing in Growth (SiG) individually tailors and delivers an intense and integrated programme of training, coaching and mentoring for ambitious companies in the aerospace supply chain. Typically the four-year programme focuses on leadership, culture and operational capability delivered by SiG’s own 120 strong team of business coaches as well as a bank of world-leading experts including The University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing, Deloitte, Industry Forum and the National Physical Laboratory
IfM Education and Consultancy Services is a delivery partner
As an expert delivery partner, IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) works with organisations involved in the programme to deliver change programmes based on research, tools and approaches developed at the Institute for Manufacturing.
The SiG programme was created five years ago to upskill UK aerospace suppliers to achieve around 20% competitiveness improvement and so secure contacts and jobs. Endorsed by Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, GE, GKN, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, Rolls-Royce, Safran and Thales, SiG is supported by the Regional Growth Fund and more than £150 million in private investment. The programme is both ground-breaking and effective, having helped programme participants secure more than £2.3 billion in contracts through increased competitiveness and productivity.
Sharing in Growth(SIG), the UK’s government-backed competitiveness improvement programme, has won the Semta Innovation Award for improving the capability and productivity of over 10,000 people working in the aerospace supply chain.
Sharing in Growth CEO Andy Page commented on the impact of the programme “Productivity is the economic challenge of our time. The scale of that challenge called for a radical approach that was supported across the industry and government. The Semta award recognises Sharing in Growth’s innovative approach to such a pressing issue. Sharing in Growth is making great progress by focussing on skills and best practice diffusion, quickly creating capability in the supply chain that can benefit from Government’s other investment in technology and infrastructure, aligned to the Industrial Strategy. “
Sharing in Growth is currently working with 63 programme participants and has helped them to secure around 20,000 additional man years of work. Over 4,000 jobs have been secured so Sharing in Growth is well on track to its target of 10,000 jobs by 2022.
Liz Salter, Senior Industrial Fellow for IfM ECS, leads on projects with SIG beneficiaries. Liz commented: “We’re delighted to see that SIG has won the Semta Innovation Award. It’s great to see the project getting the recognition it deserves for improving productivity across the UK aerospace supply chain. Through being part of the SIG delivery team, IfM ECS has worked with some fantastic SMEs on operational challenges and strategy helping them to develop capabilities and realise their ambitions.”
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