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Get involved - young people

Apprentices and students are being invited to put their skills to the test and sign up with WorldSkills UK to prove they have what it takes to be named the best in their skill in the UK.

Going head to head with your peers, participating in WorldSkills UK Competitions is proven to help you go further, faster in your career. 

Over 95% of past entrants believed that taking part in the competitions, at any level, improved their technical and employability skills.  With 93% stating that taking part enabled them to develop a stronger CV.

By entering WorldSkills UK Competitions you can:

  • Dramatically boost your skills, confidence and performance at work, college, school or university.
  • Demonstrate your potential to current and future employers.
  • Benchmark your skills against others in your field.
  • Get access to invaluable training from world-class experts.
  • Develop a stronger CV
  • Have the opportunity to travel overseas.

Taking part in WorldSkills UK Competitions has given me the opportunity to grow as a person and as a result I have become much more confident in myself.  The world class training I received will allow me to stand out when applying for jobs and I know I will be able to use all I have learnt in my future career.”

Betsy Crosbie, Team UK Mechanical Engineering CAD, WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, New College Lanarkshire

Pastry’s not exactly football. However, I knew I’d never play for England and I couldn’t turn down the chance to represent my country at something else. Training for WorldSkills was fast paced and exciting, I crammed 20 years’ worth of work experience into 18 months. I’ve performed on a world stage, won awards and now I’m doing a TV show with Jamie Oliver.

Will Torrent, Consultant Pastry Chef, represented the UK at WorldSkills Shizuoka 2007, bringing home a Medallion for Excellence.