137 apprentices and students across the country have been named to join WorldSkills UK squad.
The talented young people in the squad come from a variety of organisations across the country and includes winners from the national finals at WorldSkills UK LIVE held in November.
The apprentices and students will now undertake 18 months of intense training. They will then be put through a selection test to form the team which will compete in WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 and will showcase their skills on a global stage.
TeamUK consisted of 37 members in last years WorldSkills event held in Kazan, where the team won an impressive 19 medals.
“As someone whose job is to be an ambassador for this country and the fantastic range of skills and innovation our young people can offer, I’m excited to see another talented group of young people preparing to showcase their skills on the global stage.”
Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary
“It is fantastic to see such a strong squad of young people all of whom are aiming to represent the UK on the world stage in Shanghai.”
Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK
You can find a full list of the the UK squad here.