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Accelerating young people's careers

  • Kaja - Skills Champion and former Fitness Trainer competitor

    Kaja - Skills Champion and former Fitness Trainer competitor

    Kaja competed in the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer competition - now she helps encourage more young people into technical career paths and WorldSkills UK Competitions.

  • Ethan - former CNC Milling competitor

    Ethan - former CNC Milling competitor

    Ethan competed in CNC Milling at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. Now he's a Machinist at Electroimpact - a world-leader in aerospace tooling and automation design and manufacture.

  • Dan - former 3D Game Design competitor

    Dan - former 3D Game Design competitor

    After competing in the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, Dan began his career as a game developer, working as an artist at Codemasters in Birmingham

  • Betsy - Skills Champion and former Mechanical Engineering CAD competitor

    Betsy - Skills Champion and former Mechanical Engineering CAD competitor

    Betsy competed in Mechanical Engineering at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, where she was awarded a Medallion of Excellence for her outstanding skills. Since competing, Betsy has continued to play a huge role in WorldSkills UK’s work, working as a Skills Champion to encourage more young people into technical education.

  • Danny - former Cookery competitor

    Danny - former Cookery competitor

    Danny Hoang competed in WorldSkills UK Cooking Competitions locally, nationally and internationally, eventually landing a prestigious job at Momofuku New York.

  • Chris, Jacob & Alex - former Manufacturing Team Challenge competitors

    Chris, Jacob & Alex - former Manufacturing Team Challenge competitors

    How does the WorldSkills UK Manufacturing Team Challenge competition help get your ready for the world of work? Chris, Jacob and Alex explain!

  • Rebecca - former Car Painting competitor

    Rebecca - former Car Painting competitor

    Rebecca competed as part of Team UK at WorldSkills São Paolo 2015, winning a bronze medal in Car Painting. Rebecca now uses her competition experience to support young competitors as they take part in the WorldSkills UK Competitions.

  • Vicky - Skills Champion and former Forensic Science competitor

    Vicky - Skills Champion and former Forensic Science competitor

    After competing in the WorldSkills UK Forensic Science Competition at WorldSkills UK LIVE 2017, Vicky knew that this was the career for her. Now, two years on, she’s studying Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice at John Moores University in Liverpool.

  • Emma - Skills Champion and former Visual Merchandise competition

    Emma - Skills Champion and former Visual Merchandise competition

    After competing at the WorldSkills UK National Finals, Emma joined our Skills Champions programme to share her story and inspire more young people into technical education.

  • Collette - Team UK competitor

    Collette - Team UK competitor

    Collette joined Team UK 2019 to compete in Restaurant Service at WorldSkills Kazan 2019, winning a Medallion of Excellence. Her competition experience has helped her gain experience at the Ritz and join an international network of expert.

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