• WorldSkills 2019: Team UK given send-off at Parliament

    Skills minister Anne Milton told 37 of the UK’s best and brightest young skilled people they are about to face the “biggest challenge” of their lives during a special send-off event ahead of WorldSkills 2019 today. Delivering a heartfelt speech in the House of Commons, Milton told the Team UK competitors and their families she

    17.15 Jul. 2nd, 2019 | News

  • Final Team UK line-up for WorldSkills 2019 revealed

    With the last seven competitors selected, Team UK is now complete and ready to compete in this year’s WorldSkills competition in Kazan, Russia, later this summer. The first 32 members were announced in March. However, the autotech, cloud computing, cyber ,security, chemical lab technician, floristry, plumbing and heating competitors had to wait to find out

    12.00 May. 10th, 2019 | News

  • Revealed: WorldSkills UK LIVE 2018 competition results

    Over 200 of the UK’s most highly skilled apprentices and tradespeople were celebrated at the closing ceremony of WorldSkills UK Live this evening at Birmingham’s NEC. City of Glasgow College found themselves at the top of the provider league table for a third consecutive year with 17 medals. They were followed by New College Lanarkshire,

    22.12 Nov. 17th, 2018 | News

  • WorldSkills UK Live 2018: Skills minister kicks off 'bigger and better' show

    The skills minister declared herself to be having an “absolutely fantastic time” as she got stuck into the heart of the action on the first day of the “bigger and better” WorldSkills UK Live this morning. Anne Milton met with apprentices and had-a-go at a number of trades – including virtual engineering and floristry –

    12.59 Nov. 15th, 2018 | News

  • How WorldSkills is just like the Olympics

    With over 100,000 people at WorldSkills 2017, you realise the size of the task facing our top apprentices as they prepare for the next “skills Olympics”, explains Peter Bakare I always tell people that training for WorldSkills, is no different than training for the Olympics. I see the same hunger and determination in the apprentices

    5.00 Apr. 28th, 2018 | Opinion

  • 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

  • WorldSkills 2017: Team UK strikes gold in Abu Dhabi

    Team UK has retained its top-10 position at WorldSkills this year, after our competitors bagged one gold, three silvers, three bronzes, and 13 medallions of excellence in Abu Dhabi. Download out free souvenir supplement covering the journey undertaken by TeamUK for WorldSkills 2017. Click here. Our competitors will be going home with their heads held

    18.24 Oct. 19th, 2017 | News, WorldSkills 2017

  • Worldskills 2017: Watch the closing ceremony live from Abu Dhabi

    Today marks the end of the 44th WorldSkills competition – in which representatives from 59 nations have competed in an incredible range of disciplines from hairdressing to stonemasonry and aircraft maintenance to robotics. The competition is hosted in Abu Dhabi and featured 1,300 competitors, watched by, among others, members of the UAE’s royal family and

    9.22 Oct. 19th, 2017 | News, WorldSkills 2017

  • WorldSkills 2017: Spectacular opening ceremony marks the start of competitions

    The best of British took centre stage with the world watching tonight as Abu Dhabi put on a spectacular opening ceremony to officially open the 44th WorldSkills. Around 10,000 people packed inside the du Arena on Yas Island for this year’s competition opener, which was live streamed around the globe and featured authentic Arabic dance

    19.52 Oct. 14th, 2017 | News, WorldSkills 2017

  • WorldSkills Abu Dhabi Opening Ceremony | Watch live here

    Representatives from 59 nations will this evening attend the opening ceremony of the 44th WorldSkills finals (live stream at the end of article). Around 1,300 competitors and members of the UAEs royal family, will be joined by technical experts, delegates, and supporters and to observe one of the most spectacular WorldSkills ceremonies in competition’s history.

    13.41 Oct. 14th, 2017 | News, WorldSkills 2017

  • 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