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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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