Ben Blackledge, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said:

“Congratulations to Sir Keir Starmer on becoming Prime Minister and forming a new Labour Government.

We are ready to work with new ministers to put high quality skills development at the heart of ambitions to grow our economy, attract much needed international investment and offer fantastic career opportunities to young people from all backgrounds. 

Through our unique insights on skills development across the world it is clear that high-quality technical skills are integral parts of successful industrial strategies. 

Our international expertise is developing hundreds of world-class educators throughout our college and training provider networks, through our Centre of Excellence programme in partnership with NCFE.

And as we put Team UK through their final paces ahead of WorldSkills Lyon 2024, with support from Pearson, we are ideally placed to help the new government make world-class skills and training an opportunity for young people from all backgrounds.” 

Sign up to receive our latest updates to your email