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News: Nottingham College plays host to the UK’s top apprentices

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Nottingham College has been selected by WorldSkills UK to host the prestigious selection competitions to select the team of apprentices and students who will represent the UK at WorldSkills Kazan 2019, in August this year. 

Known as the Skills Olympics’, the WorldSkills Competition see the world’s best apprentices and students battle it out to win Gold, Silver and Bronze in their chosen skill. The UK is currently tenth in the WorldSkills rankings following its medal success at the last WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi in 2017.

The College’s Ruddington, Basford and Clarendon campuses will host events from 4 – 7 March. Ruddington will host aircraft maintenance and automotive heats, Basford will host plastering and electrical installation and Clarendon hairdressing and beauty therapy. 

Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK, which manages the UK’s entry into the WorldSkills Competition said: 

Nottingham College offers state of the art facilities for us to use to select the UK’s top apprentices and students to compete on the world stage. Working with training providers like Nottingham College and businesses throughout the UK, we can transfer the insights gained from competing against other countries into the wider economy, driving up training standards in the UK to world-class levels, boosting productivity. 

Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE — Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK

John van de Laarschot, CEO Nottingham College said:

Nottingham College is proud to have been chosen to host the regional team selection heats and we’re delighted to showcase some of our superb facilities. As we welcome some of the country’s most talented competitors to the College we hope that by hosting these events it will inspire our own students to take part in future years. 

John van de Laarschot — CEO, Nottingham College

Apprentices and students looking to compete at the next WorldSkills Competition in Shanghai in 2021, should register at www​.world​skill​suk​.org by 5 April 2019.

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  • 1st March 2019 (12:44 PM)
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