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News: Nottingham College Apprentice Wins Bronze at WorldSkills UK

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A motor vehicle apprentice from Nottingham College scooped a bronze medal at the WorldSkills UK national finals of 18 November

Automotive technology student Christian Wilson, 22, finished third at the Skills Show at Birmingham’s NEC. Christian had to complete a number of scored assessments during the 3 day event with almost 500 young apprentices, across 55 disciplines - as diverse as Aircraft Maintenance, 3D Game Design, Motor Vehicle, Plumbing, Beauty Therapy and Cyber Security - taking part in the national finals.

Head of Faculty for Automotive at Nottingham College, Gavin Varley, said:

To finish third in the country is a fantastic achievement for Christian and the College is very proud of his achievement.

Gavin Varley - Head of Faculty for Automotive at Nottingham College

Christian who works for Car-Tek in Pinxton said: 

I really wasn’t expecting to get a medal as the other finalists were more experienced than me and had already completed their level 3. We had some tough assessments during the day so I was I really pleased to be awarded the bronze medal.

Christian Wilson - Motor Vehicle Apprentice

Many of the winners now have the opportunity to go forward and be considered for Team UK selection and represent his/her country in forthcoming international finals in Budapest and Kazan in Russia.

Minister for Skills Anne Milton MP, who attended the event with several other Cabinet colleagues said: 

You have something amazing – WorldSkills UK is without doubt one of the most important organisations within my portfolio.

Ann Milton MP - Minister for Skills

At the recent WorldSkills Finals in Abu Dhabi, known as the Skills Olympics, Team UK finished 10th out of 77 countries.

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  • 27th November 2017 (12:04 PM)
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