Neil Bentley

  • Why we should aspire to China's approach to skills

    As he prepares for the long road to WorldSkills 2021 in Shanghai, Dr Neil Bentley is ever more convinced that the skills future lies with China It was great to hear the prime minister this week talking about the importance of high-quality technical training and international trade as a means of boosting economic growth. The

    12.19 Feb. 22nd, 2018 | Opinion

  • How World Youth Skills Day can help with social mobility

    Inequality is a major problem for many 18- to 24-year-olds, but Neil Bentley believes WorldSkills UK can play a part in helping the disadvantaged move up in society “Young people losing hope over life chances,” was the damning conclusion of the recent Social Mobility Barometer, which looked at public attitudes to social mobility in the

    17.06 Jul. 19th, 2017 | Opinion

  • Enter more female apprentices for skills competitions – it’s worth it!

    Women have a raw deal when it comes to apprenticeships, but here are some steps we can all take to improve the situation, says Neil Bentley I was struck by a recent report from the Young Women’s Trust highlighting just how grave the situation is for women looking to take up an apprenticeship. The report

    5.00 Mar. 8th, 2017 | Opinion