Training 2000 engineers take home World Skills medals
A group of engineering apprentices have taken home three gold and two bronze medals from the recent national World Skills finals.Whilst at the show they went head to head with strong competition from fellow talented apprentices and were watched by 80,000 visitors over three days.
The winning group comprised of John-Robbie Sanderson from R Briggs Sheet metal Fabrication ltd, Chris Taylor from WEC Group, Oliver Hyde from Fort Vale, Alex Corcoran from Nuvia Ltd and Katie Goodwill from Rolls-Royce PLC. They were competing in engineering sectors such as Sheet Metalwork, Construction Metalwork, CAD Mechatronics and CNC Turning.After showcasing their technical and employability skills in the regional competitions, they were shortlisted to take part in the coveted UK finals which took place between 17th to the 19th November at the NEC in Birmingham.
Training 2000 CEO Steve Gray congratulated the learners and employers, saying: “The World Skills UK competition is a renowned event and Training 2000 is very pleased to have supported learners and employers in showcasing their talents at the show. It is a fantastic achievement that we had three gold and two bronze winners and we are so proud of them and those who have competed at this level. The success of our apprentices at the show has placed Training 2000, 5th in the league table out of 140 training providers who took part.”One of our award winners John-Robbie Sanderson said of the competition: "The world skills was one of the hardest but most enjoyable experiences I've ever taken part in."
World Skills is the largest skills competition that exhibits world-class excellence in skills and introduces youth to a variety of skilled careers. The skills on display included diverse talents such as Beauty Therapy, Accounting, Welding, Games Design and many more. The 44th World Skills Competition will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in October 2017.