Working With Education

We’re passionate about supporting young people on their journey into industry – developing the skills and resilience it takes to get their foot in the door, and prepare them for a successful and exciting engineering career with a salary to match.

GEMX Support For Education

There are many excellent resources and groups in the North West. At GEMX, we’re determined not to replicate this support but to act as a funnel where schools and young people can come to us and find what they need.

GEMX will provide a pipeline of communication between education and industry by providing a first point of contact. We’ll signpost facilities and build relationships between schools and industry. Encouraging this kind of open communication will ensure that GEMX is helping education and industry to understand what is needed.

Together, we will build a community of practitioners and leaders who will represent the future of engineering in the North West as it should be: ambitious, skilled, purpose-driven and diverse.

Here are just some of the ways we can help:



Stakeholders come from industry, community and education. They provide an alliance of financial support, facilities and collaboration. While the North West has a number of groups already providing services to the sector, GEMX aims to bring these together to benefit everyone.

Education Success Stories

NWRC’s first female Fabrication and Welding Lecturer

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Chloe makes the finals of Apprentice of the Year

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Terex Female Fitter Academy

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VERTIV Engineering Apprenticeship

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Local Gems

Discover how these inspiring people followed alternative pathways to find their dream career.

Emma Doherty
Coilean Black
Aaron Koskela
Nuprint Technologies
Jemma Ashford
AE Global
Laura Quinn
Lynn Hartin
DuPont Apprentices
Gareth Barr
The LYCRA Company
Mark Olphert
The LYCRA Company
Jack Folland
The LYCRA Company
Denise Hasson
Jeffrey McLaughlin
GB Engineering
Emma Morrison
Jake Burnham Hand
Seating Matters
Emma Coyle
Massimo Riggio
Niall McCready
Phillip Curran
We need to actively promote all routes within education; we all learn in different ways
Linda Jamison, Collaborative Networks Manager Invest Northern Ireland

Join The GEMX Network

Could your organisation enhance the activities of our working groups. Would you like to get involved in GEMX and shape the future of an entire industry in the North West?

We want to hear from you.
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