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Sponsors, partners and exhibitors in 2019

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BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of over 80,000 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

Feature Exhibitors


Make UK


Teesside University

The University offers a range of courses covering subjects in health, computing, engineering, business, life sciences and the arts. It is ranked joint 34th out of 116 UK universities for student experience (Times Higher Education student experience survey 2018).* Based in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University has invested more than £270m in our award-winning campus giving us a leading edge in digital innovation, top-notch forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. A further £300m is set to be spent on the campus in the next decade.

North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College is a leading college group based in the Midlands. The group has five Campuses located across Leicestershire and Warwickshire. Through the shared Mission, ‘to achieve success through learning’, the college is committed to working in partnership with local, regional and national employers to ensure it delivers the skills training that industry needs today and in the future.

Leicester College

At Leicester College, we’re proud to be a thriving, modern and diverse place to study. From entry-level courses to degree-level study, we serve all sections of our community: whether you want to take an evening course to get a taste of something new, get an Access diploma to go to university, or study full time on one of our vocational courses, we can help you realise your ambitions.


JTL is the leading training provider to the building services engineering sector, providing high quality, work-based learning across over 100 centres throughout England and Wales. We train more apprentices than anyone else in the sector specialising in the disciplines of electrical installation, plumbing, heating & ventilating and engineering maintenance. We are an OFSTED recognised ‘good provider’ and, as a registered charity, every penny we receive goes into the training we offer.

University of Wolverhampton

For over 190 years, the University of Wolverhampton has been providing students with a first class education. The University’s dedicated Apprenticeship Hub provides support for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, offering apprentices the opportunity to gain professional and technical skills while earning a real wage, and putting employers at the heart of our services to maximise their apprenticeship ambitions. Our programmes cover a wide variety of sectors and professions, helping to drive growth and upskill workers through work-based learning with training costs co-funded by the government.

British Horseracing Authority

Careersinracing, run by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), promotes careers, jobs and training in the Horseracing industry. Horseracing is the second largest spectator sport in Britain and is the largest sporting employer. There are a number of different opportunities available with a wide range of training courses from Apprenticeships to an MBA. Find out more about this fascinating and diverse industry.

Dev Clever Ltd & WorldSkills UK Partnership Agreement

Institute for the Motor Industry

Lead Competition Sponsors


is the world’s leading provider of innovative security products and solutions. Hikvision advances core technologies of audio and video encoding, video image processing, and related data storage, as well as forward-looking technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and deep learning. In addition to the video surveillance industry, Hikvision extends its reach to smart home tech, industrial automation, and automotive electronics industries to achieve its long-term vision.


Looking after the things people care about, wherever they are’. Texecom’s electronic security products and services protect millions of people and properties around the world. Texecom is leading the way with digital and cloud-based solutions, adding value and providing interoperability with wider security and building management systems – offering increasingly connected, intelligent and dynamic solutions to meet the world’s future security challenges.


For over 20 years KnowledgePoint has been a preferred supplier and advisor for training companies and organisations that train - bringing learning to life for everyone with knowledge to share. KnowledgePoint offers an on-demand design, production and distribution service of training materials in both digital and print format. Services offerings include program design and management, technology platforms, market development and channel enablement services e.g. for Autodesk, Unity Technologies and AWE

Air Products

Air Products is a world-leading industrial gases company. We provide atmospheric and process gases, and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining, petrochemical, metals, electronics and food/ beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquified natural gas process technology. We have many innovative applications for our gas products and supply oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium, hydrogen and specialty gases. We develop lasting relationships with our customers based on understanding their needs, and a passion for exceeding expectations

Competition Organising Partner


The CSL Group are market leaders in providing secure connectivity solutions to the Fire and Security Sectors globally. Our SIMs, Routers and Broadband offer immediate secure connectivity for any installation across all markets including CCTV, HVAC, Access Control and Alarm Signalling. We are a founding partner of Apprentices for Fire & Security (A4FS), an industry initiative that aims to place apprentices into careers in the industry and help close the skills gap.