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Accelerating young people's careers

  • John - Plastering Skills Champion
    31 JAN 2020

    John - Plastering Skills Champion

    Discover how John went from being unsure about plastering, to winning gold in the WorldSkills UK Plastering Competition at the National Finals.

  • Rebecca's story
    22 JAN 2020

    Rebecca's story

    We caught up with Rebecca to find out how competing in WorldSkills UK Competitions helped to increase the standard of her work.

  • Kerris - Industrial Electronics Competitor
    13 DEC 2019

    Kerris - Industrial Electronics Competitor

    Kerris competed in the WorldSkills UK Industrial Electronics Competition, which boosted her confidence.

  • Kane - Commercial Make-Up Competitor

    Kane - Commercial Make-Up Competitor

    Kane competed in the WorldSkills UK Commercial Make-Up Competition and has since started his own make-up business.

  • Haydn - Team UK competitor

    Haydn - Team UK competitor

    Haydn won a coveted gold medal representing Team UK in Aircraft Maintenance at WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

  • Nikita - Skills Champion and Performance Coach

    Nikita - Skills Champion and Performance Coach

    Beginning her WorldSkills UK journey as a competitor in Health and Social Care, Nikita has since become a Performance Coach to ensure current competitors have the support they need to perform at their best.

  • Vanessa - Skills Champion and former Creative Media Make-Up competitor

    Vanessa - Skills Champion and former Creative Media Make-Up competitor

    Since competing in 2016, Vanessa has volunteered as a WorldSkills UK Skills Champion to encourage more young people into technical education, started her own Beauty Academy and re-joined the 2019 competitions cycle to hone her skills even further.

  • Yogi - Skills Champion and former Web Design competitor

    Yogi - Skills Champion and former Web Design competitor

    Yogi competed in the WorldSkills UK Web Design Competition in 2013 - he now runs his own successful digital agency, employing over 100 staff.

  • Sam - former Mechatronics competitor

    Sam - former Mechatronics competitor

    Sam competed in the Mechatronics competition at Euroskills Gothenburg 201. He now works for Toyota Manufacturing UK, helping current apprentices hone their skills.

  • Kim - Skills Champion and former IT competitor

    Kim - Skills Champion and former IT competitor

    Kim won Gold in IT Software at the National Finals of the 2013 WorldSkills UK Competitions. Since competing, she has continued to work with WorldSkills UK as a Skills Champion, encouraging the next generation to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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