News: Meet our Apprentice Competing in Worldskills
WorldSkills is a global movement involving over 80 countries. WorldSkills supports young people across the world via competitions-based training, assessment and benchmarking, with members’ national teams ultimately testing their ability to achieve world-class standards in the biennial ‘skills olympics’.
Ninety-four young people across 27 different skills will begin an 18-month intensive training programme to try and prove they have what it takes to compete against the very best of the rest of the world, in Lyon in September 2024.
Dominic Everington, one of our EMTEC Apprentices, has completed the national stage achieving a bronze award and is now onto the international stages. We spoke to him to find out about his journey.
I had never heard about it, but my manager asked me to do a test to see if I’d be good enough for it and did well enough to get into the qualifiers which were 18 of us, 6 on each day. On the final day, I won so I had a high chance of getting into the final. And then a few months later, I got told I was in the final, I did lots of training at different companies and then went to the final and got bronze.
There are 5 different phases of the group: phase 1 is the selection of the competitors, phase two is the national final and squad uk selection, phase three is back to basics training, phase four is two-fold; squad UK 30-day training and assessment and euro-skills which is one of the pressure testing sections. So, you are put against other competitors. Phase five is a 25 day training development and assessment and bench making (picking the UK time) and then you have the finals in Lyon.Dominic Everington — EMTEC Apprentice
As a nationally and Internationally recognised award, a competition like this can be very beneficial. Dominic explains how this will help him in the future.
It would benefit me a lot as if I’d be able to put that on my CV, I’d be pretty be much be able to walk into any body shop. The national award is already pretty good but to be on the international level, it is a much bigger step and you get a lot more recognition for it. It’s almost like getting a qualification, as it shows you can produce top quality work, of the top people in the world so it’ll definitely be worth it.Dominic Everington — EMTEC Apprentice
If you’re interested in an apprenticeship, or want to see if an apprenticeship would suit you, find out more.
- 14th February 2023 (12:59 PM)
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