Aged 14 – 21 years and a UK resident? We want to hear from you!

WorldSkills UK is passionate about the future of careers and helping young people to go further, faster in their careers. We want to hear your experiences and thoughts on how careers and jobs are changing, and what this means for you. We want to tap into your stories – giving you an opportunity and public platform from which to share your encounters, aspirations and challenges in the current careers landscape. 


Specifically, we want to hear what you think about the question:

Are young people today prepared for the future world of work?

We want to hear your thoughts on how prepared you feel for your future, are you ready? Is the world of work ready? Change relies on disruptive thinking and on discussion and disagreement, we want you to tap into your most creative ways of looking at this statement and inform us what is wrong, what is right and what needs to be thrown completely up into the air and made again.

We want to hear your experiences, your thoughts, the journey you have already taken, your hopes for the future and the careers you aspire to have. What needs to change?


You can submit your ideas through a number of creative formats:

  • Written thought piece (of no more than 1500 words)
  • Animation
  • Poem
  • Short story (no more than 1500 words)

The deadline for your content is the 17th June 2018. Applications can be sent to Vicky Parting.

Then what?

A prize of £200 will be given to each of the five winning pieces of content.

Winners of the competition will have their work presented in a booklet by WorldSkills UK which will be disseminated throughout ours network. It will also be made public in digital format and promoted on the WorldSkills UK website and via social media.  

We will also invite you to come to The Skills Show (15-17 Nov 2018 – travel expenses paid) to present your content and ideas on stage and be involved in a panel discussion on careers. We may also ask you to be filmed for promotional content for our thought leadership programme.

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