We use our global network to benchmark the UK’s skills against major competitor economies. We partner with countries like Japan, South Korea and Taiwan to share best practice, creating an exchange of knowledge to drive innovation in technical and vocational education. We do this through:
We support the development of thousands of young people each year in a programme of competitions-based training and assessment. This – along with our careers advocacy events and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion work – inspires more young people, from all backgrounds, to take up high-quality apprenticeships and technical education.
We introduced development plans to close the skills gaps in our company using elements of competition to address key areas.
Competition activity is now fully embedded in our apprenticeship programmes. This mirrors what UK businesses need to do in order to thrive in a global economy.
We know how important competitions are in helping to improve and learn and benchmark against the very best.
It’s really important for us to be involved in WorldSkills UK competitions. When our apprentices compete in that particular trade-set, they’re honing their skills, and we’re able to benchmark where we are against that particular standard.