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15 August 2016 by Lydia

​One of MPI’s Aviation apprentices, Tom Roberts, has successfully qualified for the WorldSkills National Final in the Mechanical Aeronautical Engineering category.  The National Final will take place during The Skills Show in November, held at the NEC.

Tom was one of two MPI apprentices to begin their training in the industry through the Airbus UK scheme and successfully completed his apprenticeship on Friday 5th August. He will now be starting on a full-time contract with MPI. Tom has already been recognised during his apprenticeship, as he was shortlisted for the EEF award for his Outstanding Achievement during his First Year at Coleg Cambria.

WorldSkills UK Skills Competitions national finals take place every year at The Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills and careers event and helps to shape the future of a new generation. The national finalists will compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, each of them hoping to be the UK Champion in their chosen skill. Highest scoring competitors across all heats and passive stages for each skill are invited to the UK final at The Skills Show in November.

Inspiring apprentices to be ambitious in their careers, WorldSkills UK Competitions equip young people with the right skills to help UK businesses compete better globally.

Designed by industry experts, the competitions assess an individual’s knowledge, practical skills and employability attributes against a set of strict criteria. Focusing on the highest UK and international standards, employers and training providers can use the activity to benchmark their own apprenticeship and training programmes.

Run annually, and managed by WorldSkills UK, the competitions cover over 50 skill areas from construction and engineering through to creative and hospitality.

The next generation of MPI Aviation apprentices will be joining on 15 August and we wish them much success in their career and training with us. 

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