What we do
WorldSkills UK is all about improving the prestige of apprenticeships and technical education, to inspire more young people to consider these as career routes and get off to a better start in work and life.
But it takes more than words to achieve this; it’s what we do that works.
We help young people set off in the right direction through innovative and engaging careers advice activities and access to inspiring guidance from role models they can relate to. We engage thousands of young people in skills competitions right across the UK, where they improve their technical and employability skills to the highest possible national standard.
We then select the best in the UK and train them up to compete with the best in the world at the ‘Skills Olympics’. We create medal winning, world- class skills champions: young, confident role models, from all backgrounds, who go on to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
Ultimately, we champion young people because they carry our future on their shoulders. Join us in helping more young people go further, faster in work and life.
How do we meet our ambitions? Through three core programmes:
We create inspirational role models and run careers advice activities - including the UK's largest careers event.
We run over 55 skills competitions to find the UK's best skilled young people and train them to compete as Team UK at international competitions - the 'Skills Olympics'. Competing for medals against about 60 other countries and over 1000 other competitors.
We undertake thought leadership activities and develop new ways of supporting business and the education sector help young people better prepare for work and life.
WorldSkills UK has a dynamic staff team of around 40 and is structured into five directorates each directorate is led by a Director who form the Senior Leadership Team which is led by the Chief Executive.
- Corporate Affairs
- Finance and Corporate Services
- Marketing and Business Development
- Education and Development
Find a Future trading as WorldSkills UK is a registered charity with a Board of Trustees strategically overseeing its effective operation in conjunction with the Chief Executive so as to ensure it meets its charitable objectives. The Board is made up of representatives of further education, skills and industry ensuring that the organisation’s activities are firmly representative of the audiences and target groups it serves in its work.