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  • Elizabeth – Restaurant Service competitor
    20 OCT 2020

    Elizabeth – Restaurant Service competitor

    Elizabeth competed as part of Team UK in Restaurant Service at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, reaching world-class standards in her skill and securing a Medallion of Excellence. Since then, she has excelled in her career and is currently Assistant Restaurant Manager of Strathearn Restaurant at the five-star Gleneagles Hotel.

  • Callum - Team UK competitor, WorldSkills Kazan 2019
    08 SEP 2020

    Callum - Team UK competitor, WorldSkills Kazan 2019

    Callum from Forth Valley College reached world-class standards of excellence in Painting and Decorating after taking part in our international development programme as part of Team UK and competing at WorldSkills Kazan 2019. He's now using the skills he's gained to set up his own business. Read his inspirational story.

  • Zara - Squad UK Beauty Therapy competitor
    05 SEP 2020

    Zara - Squad UK Beauty Therapy competitor

    Zara from Pembrokeshire College was selected for Squad UK after winning a coveted Gold Medal in Beauty Therapy at last year's National Final. She explains how taking part in our international training programme has developed her skills as a beauty therapist and given her the confidence needed to succeed.

  • Erica - Squad UK Hairdressing competitor
    04 SEP 2020

    Erica - Squad UK Hairdressing competitor

    Erica is on the Squad UK Hairdressing team. Discover how our world-class training programme has benefited her career and kept her focused during lockdown.

  • Steven - Squad UK Cooking competitor
    03 SEP 2020

    Steven - Squad UK Cooking competitor

    Steven from Southern Regional College is part of the Squad UK Cooking team. Read on to find out how taking part in our international development programme has boosted his culinary skills, putting him on the path for his dream career.

  • Ellie - Squad UK Visual Merchandising competitor
    02 SEP 2020

    Ellie - Squad UK Visual Merchandising competitor

    Ellie, who was selected for the Squad UK Visual Merchandising team after winning a Silver Medal at the National Finals explains how being part of our training programme has given her the skills and confidence to succeed in her career.

  • Kirsty - Squad UK Beauty Therapy competitor
    01 SEP 2020

    Kirsty - Squad UK Beauty Therapy competitor

    Kirsty from Southern Regional College reflects on how being part of the Squad UK Beauty Therapy team and going through our world-class training programme has benefited her career and given her the confidence to open her own business.

  • Liam - Squad UK Stonemasonry competitor
    28 AUG 2020

    Liam - Squad UK Stonemasonry competitor

    Liam, part of the Squad UK Stonemasonry team describes how the knowledge and skills he's gained from taking part in our international training programme has helped him to produce work at a high standard and will benefit him throughout his career.

  • Chloe - Squad UK Cooking competitor
    27 AUG 2020

    Chloe - Squad UK Cooking competitor

    Chloe was selected for the Squad UK Cooking team after winning a Gold Medal in Culinary Arts in 2018. She reflects on the invaluable knowledge and skills that being involved in our international training programme has given her.

  • Lewis - Squad UK Web Design competitor
    26 AUG 2020

    Lewis - Squad UK Web Design competitor

    Lewis is part of the Squad UK Web Design team. He explains how being able to access world-class training and support has boosted his confidence and given him the skills he needs to succeed in his career.

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