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Accelerating young people's careers

  • Nikita - Skills Champion and Performance Coach

    Nikita - Skills Champion and Performance Coach

    Beginning her WorldSkills UK journey as a competitor in Health and Social Care, Nikita has since become a Performance Coach to ensure current competitors have the support they need to perform at their best.

  • Vanessa - Skills Champion and former Creative Media Make-Up competitor

    Vanessa - Skills Champion and former Creative Media Make-Up competitor

    Since competing in 2016, Vanessa has volunteered as a WorldSkills UK Skills Champion to encourage more young people into technical education, started her own Beauty Academy and re-joined the 2019 competitions cycle to hone her skills even further.

  • Vicky - Skills Champion and former Forensic Science competitor

    Vicky - Skills Champion and former Forensic Science competitor

    After competing in the WorldSkills UK Forensic Science Competition at WorldSkills UK LIVE 2017, Vicky knew that this was the career for her. Now, two years on, she’s studying Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice at John Moores University in Liverpool.

  • Yogi - Skills Champion and former Web Design competitor

    Yogi - Skills Champion and former Web Design competitor

    Yogi competed in the WorldSkills UK Web Design Competition in 2013 - he now runs his own successful digital agency, employing over 100 staff.

  • Rebecca - former Car Painting competitor

    Rebecca - former Car Painting competitor

    Rebecca competed as part of Team UK at WorldSkills São Paolo 2015, winning a bronze medal in Car Painting. Rebecca now uses her competition experience to support young competitors as they take part in the WorldSkills UK Competitions.

  • Alison, former competitor at WorldSkills Osaka 1985

    Alison, former competitor at WorldSkills Osaka 1985

    Alison joined Team UK in 1985, heading to WorldSkills Osaka, Japan to compete in Industrial Electronics.

  • Sam - former Mechatronics competitor

    Sam - former Mechatronics competitor

    Sam competed in the Mechatronics competition at Euroskills Gothenburg 201. He now works for Toyota Manufacturing UK, helping current apprentices hone their skills.

  • Betsy - Skills Champion and former Mechanical Engineering CAD competitor

    Betsy - Skills Champion and former Mechanical Engineering CAD competitor

    Betsy competed in Mechanical Engineering at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, where she was awarded a Medallion of Excellence for her outstanding skills. Since competing, Betsy has continued to play a huge role in WorldSkills UK’s work, working as a Skills Champion to encourage more young people into technical education.

  • Danny - former Cookery competitor

    Danny - former Cookery competitor

    Danny Hoang competed in WorldSkills UK Cooking Competitions locally, nationally and internationally, eventually landing a prestigious job at Momofuku New York.

  • Kim - Skills Champion and former IT competitor

    Kim - Skills Champion and former IT competitor

    Kim won Gold in IT Software at the National Finals of the 2013 WorldSkills UK Competitions. Since competing, she has continued to work with WorldSkills UK as a Skills Champion, encouraging the next generation to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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