of previous entrants say they improved their technical skills after taking part
said they improved their personal and employability skills
said they can apply the skills they developed to their education, work or other parts of their life
of average earnings of those who have participated in WorldSkills UK’s competition development programmes have higher than those of a comparable per group.
Competition activity develops employability and technical skills to high levels of excellence and enhances capacity in attributes valued by employers such as teamwork, problem-solving, time-management, judgement and working under pressure.
Competition activity stretches teachers, trainers and assessors as well as learners and are a great development (CPD) opportunity for staff – updating and extending their subject specialist and pedagogical skills and knowledge
At every stage of the journey, WorldSkills UK Competitions contribute to participants’ personal and professional growth or preparation for employment. As well as building on their technical skill set, we help competitors become well-rounded individuals by evolving their professional and personal skills throughout the process.
Competitions are unique in developing the skills that employers need in their workplace. The mix of technical, employability and personal skills is a key strength of the competition model. By having access to global insights and standards, competitors will be stretched to aspire to the higher-level skills necessary for individuals to compete in the national and global economies and bring that expertise back into the workplace, enhancing existing processes and systems.