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Leicester College Student wins bronze award at WorldSkills UK

Leicester College student, Megan Fuller, was presented with a bronze award at the WorldSkills UK National Skills Competition on Saturday 23 November 2019. The national finals took place at the WorldSkills Live 2019 event at the NEC Birmingham and saw more than 500 apprentices and students compete in over 70 disciplines.

Megan was awarded a bronze award after successfully competing in regional heats and then against seven other Health and Social Care students in the national finals.

Her success in the competition means that Megan will get all of the training as a reserve to potentially compete in the WorldSkills Finals, known as the ‘skills Olympics’, in Shanghai in 2021.

Megan is a second-year apprentice on Leicester College’s Health and Social Care course and hopes to become a midwife.

Megan commented: “”Being a part of WorldSkills has been one of the most incredible times of my life and has given me numerous experiences and memories.  After the hours of work, visits and practical sessions I am unbelievably proud to be placed in the top three for health and social care throughout the UK and can say it is my greatest achievement to date. 

“It has made me a lot more confident as a person, giving me countless skills to help with my future career. Thank you to Leicester College for all the support and help provided throughout.”

The National Skills Competitions are designed by industry experts and aim to equip apprentices and students with the world-class skills needed to help UK businesses better compete globally.

Ben Blackledge, Deputy CEO of WorldSkills UK, said:

“This is a life-changing moment for these young people. They have already won regional competitions and now their National Finals – they are the new generation of high flyers that will give UK employers a competitive edge.

“We couldn’t be prouder of each and every one of them – the standard of competition could not have been higher.”

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