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UK’s skilled apprentices and students celebrated at our National Finals Awards Ceremony
The UK’s best and brightest apprentices and students were recognised and celebrated in a glittering ceremony in Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall on Friday 17 November.
Entries open for WorldSkills UK Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards 2024
The awards, now in its fourth year, recognise those who are championing diversity and inclusion within their organisations and in the technical education sector.
National Competitions programme for 2024
47 competitions will be running in 2024 with two new competitions being announced in November that will reflect the shifting demands of the UK economy.
Team UK Strikes Gold in Gdańsk
Team UK, an elite team of apprentices and young professionals, has triumphed at Europe’s largest skills competition, amassing a total of 9 medals at ‘the
DfE’s Hannah Sheehan appointed WorldSkills UK Official Delegate
Hannah Sheehan, Director of the Skills Journey Directorate at the Department for Education, has been appointed the Official Delegate for WorldSkills and WorldSkills Europe.
National Finalists for 2023 announced!
We are delighted to announce the 442 talented apprentices and students who have made it through to our national finals.
Ben Blackledge announced as our new CEO
The board of trustees made the appointment following an open and competitive recruitment process which was managed by executive recruitment agency Starfish Search.
Centre of Excellence set for expansion
In a major boost for young people and educators across the country, the WorldSkills UK Centre of Excellence is set to expand, benefiting more than
Team UK competitors announced for EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023
We’ve selected the UK’s best young apprentices and professionals to take on the crème de la crème of their European peers at EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023.
Budget latest – high-quality skills are vital to delivering on ambitions
In today’s Budget, the Chancellor’s ambition for the UK to become a “science and tech superpower”, as well as his plans for growth and securing
Registrations open for WorldSkills UK’s National Competitions
Students and apprentices have until 24 March to apply to compete in over 50 different skill disciplines where they will battle it out against the
WorldSkills UK EDI Heroes Awards 2023 winners announced!
Find out who won in each category of the 2023 WorldSkills UK EDI Heroes Awards
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