We are part of WorldSkills, a global movement supported by over 80 member countries, which celebrates young people achieving world-class standards in the biennial ‘skills olympics’. As the only skills charity which can bring this global benchmarking back into the UK, we have the unique assets, resources and networks to help raise training standards and improve young people’s technical and soft skills-set and resilient mindset to ever higher standards.
We work with educators and tutors by providing resources to develop their skills and support their teaching excellence. Our digital Careers Advice Toolkit has been made for educators to provide a guide to supporting young people with employability skills and careers information.
We inspire young people through our careers advice resources to think about their career direction by giving them unique access to high-achieving young role models. We also develop young people by testing and assessing their skills and knowledge against their peers through our national and international competitions programmes.
We help businesses by providing opportunities to meet engaged young people and our national competitions offer a great opportunity to test apprentices. We also innovate to mainstream global excellence to help improve standards of teaching, training and assessment through international benchmarking to help young people, employers and the UK economy succeed.
young people engaged with our work last year
media circulation in 2019-20
of our competitors developed their technical skills
at WorldSkills Kazan as we competed internationally
We have a passionate, dedicated and supportive staff team who work together to improve the quality of apprenticeships and technical education for the benefit of all young people and employers.
We’re passionate about diversity and inclusion because we want to help as many young people as possible, from all backgrounds, get the best start in work and life.