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.

Photo of opening ceremony WorldSkills Kazan 2019

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We inspire excellence

We inspire young people via our careers advice resources, to choose excellence through apprenticeships and technical education as a prestigious career route on their path to reaching their potential, whatever their background.

Young people competing in Industrial Robotics competition

We develop excellence

We develop excellence in young people by testing and assessing their skills and knowledge against their peers through our national and international competitions programmes, improving their confidence and potential.

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We innovate to mainstream excellence

We innovate to mainstream global excellence to help improve the standard of teaching, training and assessment through international benchmarking to help young people, employers and the UK economy succeed.

Young person competing in Wall and Floor Tiling competition

Our vision

Apprenticeships and technical education are prestigious career routes for all young people.

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