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Skills Champion's Code of Conduct

Skills Champions are a voluntary network of inspiring young professionals, all of whom have either taken part in a WorldSkills UK national final or have been a member of Squad UK, and are now out working in industry.

What is the role of Skills Champions?

  • To inspire others to do more to become their own champion, leading change in their own professional lives
  • To promote the benefits of Further Education and of Vocational Education and Training
  • To act as ambassadors for the WorldSkills UK programme
  • To play a pivotal role in the development of WorldSkills UK competitions

What is the Code of Conduct?

The Code of Conduct is a summary of the policies which apply to being a Skills Champion. This policy sets out the standards of behaviour that WorldSkills UK expects from you and identifies your rights and responsibilities as a Skills Champion

Compliance with the Code of Conduct is one condition of your involvement with us and should be regarded as a minimum standard which you should work too. If you are unsure whether a decision you are about to make will breach the Code of Conduct, ask a member of the WorldSkills UK staff team. By working within the guidelines of the Code of Conduct you will be contributing to the success of WorldSkills UK.

If you would like to ask us any questions about the content of this Code of Conduct, please contact WorldSkills UK, by email


Quality is at the heart of everything we do. All of WorldSkills UK’s partners are entitled to a high level of service. As a skills champion, you have a responsibility to uphold these high standards and professionalism when representing WorldSkills UK in any capacity. Whilst volunteering as a Skills Champion on behalf of WorldSkills UK it is expected that you will behave in an appropriate and professional manner at all times.

Travel Expenses

WorldSkills UK will contribute towards the travel expense that you incur whilst volunteering as a Skills Champion. However all travel must be booked in on standard tickets and advance of the day of travel and in agreement with the WorldSkills UK team. WorldSkills UK hold the right to refuse to pay any travel costs that are in excess of £50 if not agreed prior to the day of travel.


These guidelines are in place to ensure both your and the event organisers safety. They are not designed to be restrictive in any way.

WorldSkills UK want to provide a professional service to its users but we also want you to have fun and enjoy your Skills Champion experience. We would like you to know that the time you give up is very much appreciated.

For more information or if you would like to discuss any part of this document, please contact us on:

WorldSkills UK
Post: WorldSkills UK | Floor Four | 157 – 197 Buckingham Palace Road | London | SW1W 9SP