Magpie Platform

Enginuity and Filtered Deploy Personalised Learning Platform
London (UK), July 2020 - Millions of skilled workers in the UK are currently prevented from working. Enginuity, a skills organisation backed by the UK's biggest brands in engineering and advanced manufacturing, has partnered with Filtered to support the engagement of the sector's labour force. Engage, a custom version of the magpie platform, takes seconds to suggest focus areas and builds a personalised plan from the industry's best existing digital learning resources to grow knowledge and skills.

COVID-19 has hit the world, meaning that most engineers are now working reduced hours, furloughed, or not working. In a move to continue to engage the workforce and help them grow and develop regardless, large engineering organisations and government bodies have approached Enginuity to ask for their help in providing a digital learning platform for these engineers at rest.

Enginuity, a not-for-profit skills organisation with board members from companies such as BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens, is committed to using data to deliver the engineering skills of the future. Its mission is to "create practical solutions for individuals, educators, and engineering employers using unmatched industry expertise and data - so engineers can change their world and ours."

Engage will do just that by steering users towards videos, articles, and whole learning pathways focused on emerging engineering technologies and transferable skills like resilience and communication. It's part of a wider suite of initiatives, including a capability academy hub for learning resources to support and quantify all aspects of engineering across digital platforms from multiple sources to help upskill and reskill workforces.

It's powered by Filtered's magpie platform and can generate a personalised skills signature - the mix of knowledge and skills most likely to equip a given individual for the future - with just three questions. This informs a transformative skills framework tailored to Enginuity that is used to produce playlists of recommendations which closely match the aptitude and goals of the user whilst driving organisational capability.

To fill these playlists, Filtered and Enginuity have curated the best digital resources and courses from the web, the existing Engage Research Hub and Enginuity's industry partners. From start to finish, the magpie platform was rapidly deployed for testing and quickly applied machine learning to deliver its intelligently filtered content suggestions.

"Working with Filtered and the magpie platform has proved to be an effective and powerful partnership. It has put a meaningfully personalised platform in the hands of engineers at rest at the very moment that they needed it," said Ann Watson, CEO of Enginuity. "The project is a great example to show that Enginuity can be agile and responsive to create digital products to address and support the sector's needs."

"We're delighted to be working with Enginuity on this important project," added Marc Zao-Sanders, CEO of Filtered. "Every industry is suffering from disruption right now, and it's great to be able to help at-rest engineers keep their skills sharp, ready to return better than ever."

The platform is now live and available to engineers seeking to maintain their professional competencies, whether they are furloughed, returning to a job, or seeking new employment.