As Team UK reach the culmination of two years hard training, Prime Minister Theresa May has wished them luck as they head off to Abu Dhabi to compete against the best in the world in the ‘skills olympics’.

Speaking exclusively to FE Week, she has offered a special send-off message to Team UK:

“I’d like to wish the best of luck to our talented team of apprentices taking part in this year’s WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi, and congratulations on making it this far,” the prime minister said.

“Your achievements set a great example for other young people looking to carve out a vocational career, and demonstrate how important practical skills are in the workforce.”

Read the full FE Week article. 

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi takes place between 14 to 19 October and you can show your support for Team UK by using the hashtag #TeamUK on social media. You can also watch the opening ceremony live on the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi website, and catch up with how Team UK are preforming with our daily highlight videos. 

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