Dragon’s Den Star calls on UK’s best talent to put their skills to the test

Dragon’s Den Star calls on UK’s best talent to put their skills to the test

25 February 2013 / Be the first to comment

Theo Paphitis, star of BBC’S Dragon’s Den and patron of WorldSkills UK – The Skills Show is calling on the UK’s most talented to put their skills to the test and enter the WorldSkills UK National Competitions.

The competitions – open to those who are working towards or who have completed Level 2, 3 or 4 qualifications - are managed by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and run in a range of industries from construction to IT, business administration to engineering. They are proven to catapult a person’s career; taking part enables competitors to build on their skills, test their knowledge against their peers in industry and showcase their potential to current and former employees. 

Competitors who reach the finals of the WorldSkills UK National Competitions will then battle it out to be named ‘the best of the best’ in the UK’ in their chosen skill in front of 100,000 spectators at The Skills Show, of which City & Guilds is one of the Premier Sponsors. This year’s Skills Show takes place from 14 – 16 November at the NEC, Birmingham.   

Theo Paphitis, patron of The Skills Show said:  “By entering WorldSkills UK competitions, together we can showcase and celebrate the high levels of talent entering the UK’s workforce. I hope this will show everyone how apprenticeships and vocational training can lead to worthwhile and valuable careers."

Meanwhile Jaine Bolton, Chief Operating Officer at NAS said: “The WorldSkills UK National Competitions really do have a tremendous effect on competitors and their employers alike. These competitions reward real talent among the nation’s apprentices and employees.’

For more information and to register please visit: www.worldskillsuk.org

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