The UK’s top apprentices and learners who will compete in the finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions have been announced.
Securing a place to compete in the National Finals is no mean feat. It takes hard work, determination and a high level of skill.
Over 3,000 apprentices and learners registered to take part and the 496 competitors competing at The Skills Show have won their place following a fiercely competitive round of heats.
During The Skills Show, which takes place from 17 to 19 November, the finalists will compete to win Gold, Silver and Bronze in a range of industries from engineering and construction through to digital and professional services.
It is the preparation for and the experience of competing that enables apprentices and learners to gain the high level employability skills that employers are looking for, accelerating their own careers.
Dr Neil Bentley, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said: “I want to wish all those taking part in the National Finals the very best of luck. They are inspirational role models for future generations and I would encourage them all to join our Skills Champions programme. This is a growing a network of young professionals, all of whom have competed in the WorldSkills UK Competition Finals. As ambassadors of WorldSkills UK, we work with our Skills Champions to promote the benefits of apprenticeships and vocational training to young people, showcase just how talented the UK’s young people are and shape the content of the our competition activity.