Seven apprentices studying with Training 2000 secured medals at the recent National finals of the WorldSkills UK competition.
The ‘Lancashire Hotpots’ and ‘Blackpool Rocks’ teams of AAT Accountancy apprentices together with a Mechanical CAD (Computer Aided Design) apprentice were victorious at the Skills Show, held at Birmingham NEC between 14-16 November 2013. After showcasing their technical and employability skills in the regional and semi-finals, the apprentices joined 800 of the country’s most talented learners at Birmingham NEC and competed in front of 100,000 visitors.
The ‘Lancashire Hotpots’ team, comprised of 19-year-old Comply Direct employee Olivia Milligan, John Painter, 21, who works at Hindle, Jepson and Jennings Ltd and 24-year-old PM+M Solutions employee, Sarah Clancey.
The ‘Blackpool Rocks’ team, comprised of 20-year-old Safe Hands Care employee Victoria Clark, Damon Rhodes, 24, who works at Danbro Accountants and 19-year-old Royal Blackburn Hospital employee, Emma Bowker.
Both teams went head to head in the Accounting Technician final and fought off tough competition from 10 other teams – ‘Lancashire Hotpots’ won the silver medal, and Blackpool Rocks won the bronze.
To add to the medal haul, talented Engineering apprentice Andrew Cartwright who works at Warrington-based Nuvia, won the bronze medal, battling against the nine other competitors in his Mechanical CAD engineering category.
Steve Gray, CEO at Training 2000, said: We are very proud of our winning apprentices. It is an excellent achievement to be recognised on a national level and for all of our apprentices to be ranked in the top three of their field is a testament to their success.