British apprentices have excelled at this year’s WorldSkills event held in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Following five days of intense competition against the world’s most skilled young people, the team of talented apprentices and learners aged between 18 – 25 will return with 8 medals and 25 medallions – including 3 gold medals. The event which has been taking place every two years since 1950, is the world’s largest skills competition, bringing together talented young people demonstrating their excellence in sectors from web design and aircraft maintenance to hairdressing and visual merchandising.

Prime Minister David Cameron praised the team for their efforts: “Team UK demonstrates how the best of our apprentices and vocational learners can compete at the highest international level. The skills they were competing in are vital for the long-term success of our ecomony. It is also important to remember that they are role models for the next generation of apprentices and vocational learners, who will be inspired by the team’s achievements in Brazil.”

Selection for the next Team UK, to compete at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi in 2017, will start at The Skills Show 2015, taking place at the NEC Birmingham from 19th to 21st November 2015.

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