EAL showcases Best of British engineering at WorldSkills UK
EAL has affirmed its place as the leading provider of qualifications for industry, with young engineers on its qualifications winning nearly half of the places for the 2017 WorldSkills UK (WSUK) engineering competitions finals.
With an audience of 70,000 spectators set to attend The Skills Show in Birmingham, 56 apprentice engineers from across the country, who are working towards EAL qualifications, will compete amongst 118 finalists in 13 disciplines including welding, mechatronics and aeronautical engineering.
Alison Parkes, Managing Director of EAL, paid tribute to the EAL learners who have made the finals, saying:
“WSUK tests competitors on their knowledge, practical expertise and employability in the areas specific to their chosen specialism.
“It is great to see 50% of finalists are undertaking EAL industry led qualifications. The standards are extremely high, and the aim is to deliver first class engineers with the high level skills UK businesses need to compete nationally and globally.”
WorldSkills UK works in partnership with The Skills Show, the UK’s largest apprenticeship, careers and skills event that brings together the UK’s leading employers, colleges and training providers.
Mrs Parkes added:
“The winners of WorldSkills UK will be eligible for national selection for WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia - I am sure many of our learners will go on to represent the country as part of Team UK. It’s a brilliant opportunity, and I wish them all the best.”
A full list of the WSUK finalists for each of the 13 engineering competitions, can be found here.
Tickets for the show are free and can be reserved here.