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Success at World Skills UK Live 2019

The UK’s best young apprentices and students were crowned the nations’ No.1 in a glittering ceremony in Birmingham on Saturday 23 November.

WorldSkills UK LIVE, at the NEC Birmingham, which attracted more than 80,000 young people gearing up for a vocational pathway to work, was the backdrop for the all-important National Finals of WorldSkills UK’s Competitions. 

More than 500 apprentices and students competed in over 70 different disciplines – battling to be the best in the UK.  Taking part in WorldSkills UK Competitions equips young people with the world-class skills needed to help UK businesses better compete globally.  

Those taking part in the competitions were also hoping to secure the opportunity to represent the UK at the WorldSkills Finals, known as the ‘skills Olympics’ in Shanghai in 2021.

Northern Ireland competitors were representing construction and the built envrionment were successful in achieving 2 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal and 1 Highly Commended and we congratulate them on their success.

Carpentry - Thomas Ellison - Belfast Metropolitan College - Highly Commended
Landscape Gardening - Marc Brown - CAFRE - Bronze
Plastering & Drywall Systems - Brendan Duddy - North West Regional College - Gold
Plastering & Drywall Systems - Kalem Kerrigan - Errigal Contracts - Silver
Wall & Floor Tiling - Dylan Calvert - Southern Regional College - Gold
Wall & floor Tiling - Dylan Gillanders - Southern Regional College - Silver
Wall & Floor Tiling - Aaron Gillespie - Southern Regional College - Bronze