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Skills excellence will be coming to all four nations of the UK this November at the 2022 National Competition Final venues. Top students and apprentices from across the UK will go for gold at seven venues with most commencing during the week of Monday 14 November.

Team SRC pictured ahead of WorldSkills UK
Team SRC pictured ahead of WorldSkills UK. The team will compete in categories including automation, beauty therapy, tiling and mechatronics.

The colleges are Barking & Dagenham, Belfast Metropolitan, Blackpool & The Fylde, Cardiff & Vale, Edinburgh, and Middlesbrough, whilst the National Final of the WorldSkills UK Industrial Robotics Competition will be hosted this year by FANUC at their UK headquarters in Coventry.

Designed by industry experts, WorldSkills UK competitions help young people grow personally and professionally developing their technical and employability skills and boosting their confidence. If competitors impress at the national final, they could be in with a chance of representing the UK in the “skills olympics” in France in 2024.

The winners of each competition will be announced by Steph McGovern in a special live medal ceremony show broadcast from her Packed Lunch Studio on Friday 25 November.

Wishing the SRC team and their mentors the very best of luck this week!

Philip ShirleyAutomation
Jason McVerryAutomation
John DohertyAutomation
Jevgenij KamnevAutomation
James SmythAutomation
Jamie GibsonAutomation
Riley HowlettMechatronics
Patrick SheerinMechatronics
Josh McBridePlastering
Conor BraniffWall & Floor Tiling
Conor NugentWall & Floor Tiling
Emma WalshBeauty Therapy
Mykenzie CartmillBeauty Therapy
Keri WoodcraftCreative Media Makeup
Charlotte CochraneCommercial Makeup
Wiktoria KurkowskaLaboratory Technician
Anastasiya KovtunLaboratory Technician
Abbi MagillLaboratory Technician
John McAlindenLaboratory Technician