As many of you know, the competitors that take part in the Squad UK Selection competitions are invited to compete after excelling in the WorldSkills UK National Competitions or other industry events. The WorldSkills UK Competitions reward real talent and drive up levels of expertise in further education, skills and Apprenticeships.
Competitors who are successful in securing a place in Squad
I also want to extend my thanks to those colleges and training providers that are allowing teaching staff to commit to the role of Training Manager for Squad and Team
If you have yet to see a skills competition taking place, I encourage you all to visit the first phase of Squad UK Selection competitions taking place on Thursday 28 June at
During the three day long competitions, judges will be assessing competitors' knowledge and practical skills and their ability to perform under pressure in a competitive environment. Skills on show will include Cooking, Electronics, Floristry, Hairdressing, Bricklaying, Carpentry and Web Design among many others.
In partnership with both colleges, the National Apprenticeship Service will also be holding a discussion seminar on Thursday 28 June at 11am at both colleges for employers, college and training providers to find out more about the benefits of entering skills competitions. Representatives from
For those that are unable to make it along to this event I would urge you save another date in your diary to visit WorldSkills
Jaine Bolton is director of the National Apprenticeship Service
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