Nearly 150 young people have been named in WorldSkills UK’s official Squad, and are one step closer to competing against the globes best skilled young people.

The names of those who will begin training with the aim of representing Team UK at WorldSkills Kazan in 2019 were announced tonight at the closing ceremony for The Skills Show in Birmingham.

The 145 young people, including winners from this year’s Skills Show finals, who have so far been named for Squad UK (see list below) represent more than 80 different FE providers across the UK, including FE colleges, independent learning providers and employers.

Southern Regional College in Northern Ireland and Coleg Cambria in Wales have the highest number of any provider, with six learners in the squad.

Southern Regional College has learners in skills including joinery, plastering and drywall systems, restaurant service, and wall and floor tiling.

Coleg Cambria’s students compete in aeronautical engineering: mechanical, automotive technology, beauty therapy, construction metal work, hairdressing, and painting and decorating.

UTC Sheffield and Nescot have the next highest number of learners on the squad, with four each.

The Squad will now undertake an intensive two year training and selection process with the hope of earning a place in the prestigious Team UK for Kazan 2019.

FE Week, the official media partner for WorldSkills UK and Team UK will be following their journey throughout. 

Find out who has made it into Squad UK by downloading the full list here.


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