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ED&I strategy

Objective 1: To create high-performing diverse teams within an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive.

Objective 2: To drive increased representation of and positive engagement with underrepresented groups across all our services, activities and products.

Objective 3: To inform the sector with insight, thought leadership and best practice in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Our five point ED&I plan

  • Working with partners to increase inclusive registrations

  • Taking positive action to address longstanding challenges

  • Encouraging more role modelling to boost confidence

  • Addressing regional cold spots to increase uptake from diverse populations

  • Reviewing our marketing images so young people can see we want them to get involved

EDI partners

In partnership we drive positive change for equity, diversity and inclusion in the UK skills sector. Together we aim to raise awareness, knowledge and understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion matters, and support the national and global movement to help young people of all backgrounds succeed in work and life.


of WorldSkills UK competition registrations in 2022 were from young people with SEND


of all WorldSkills UK competition registrations in 2022 were young women


of WorldSkills UK Competition registrations were of ethnic minority young people

Our research

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