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All sectors need a full armoury of skills

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Rooney Anand

Chairman, WorldSkills UK

The winners of the national skills competitions epitomise the young achievers that will help the United Kingdom emerge from a difficult period, stronger, more dynamic and hopefully better equipped for the future.


Business embraces challenges and thrives on competition – just as you have. If we are to continue to prosper post-pandemic and post-Brexit, we need to ensure that all sectors are equipped with a full armoury of skills.

WorldSkills UK is leading the way in helping to create high-quality jobs across the UK. We believe that we can achieve anything when we set our minds to it.

Access to world-class skills, training and education throughout one’s lifetime will make the UK an even better place to live with increased prosperity, diversity and social mobility.

Building a world class skills base 

In order to attract inward investment, we need to build a skills system that is genuinely world-class. We have managed to do that in previous industrial revolutions and, with another based on green and digital technologies underway, it is imperative that we produce many more high achievers like you.

Access to world-class skills, training and education throughout one’s lifetime will make the UK an even better place to live with increased prosperity, diversity and social mobility.

By getting to this elite level so early in their career, these young people have taken a major stride towards a brilliant and rewarding life, one where they never stop learning as industry and business evolve and technology advances.

Creating sustainable jobs for all 

This transformation will be pivotal in not only making the UK more successful, but also ensuring that sustainable, rewarding jobs are within reach for everybody – whatever their backgrounds.

Their job now is to enjoy winning and work out ways to persuade friends, family and others to follow in their footsteps entering the world of work with the power of skills under their belt.

Well done!

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