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WorldSkills UK LIVE online – Spotlight Talks

13-14 October 2021

Spotlight Talks brings together the UK’s leading employers and apprentices to inspire even more young people, from all walks of life, to take up technical career routes and apprenticeships.

Inspiring careers excellence
The next Spotlight Talk will focus on digital skills and careers – Over 2 days discussions will take place on how digital skills are key to enabling success in future careers. With digital skills becoming ever more vital it’s an event not to be missed. Register here. Listen to previous Spotlight Talks

Skills Competition Wales

Find out about local skills competitions that are designed and delivered for the people of Wales. Previous winners of Skills Competition Wales:
Skills Competition Wales 2020/21
Skills Competition Wales 2019/20

WorldSkills UK Wales

Find out about Wales’ engagement in UK and international competitions and how you can get involved.

Welsh Competitors at WorldSkills UK Live

More than 105 Welsh competitors represented Wales at the national finals of the WorldSkills UK competitions, WorldSkills UK Live. Team Wales won a total of 15 gold, 19 silver, 12 bronze and 6 highly commended medals at the event which took place at Birmingham’s NEC. Wales also had one nominee shortlisted for the WorldSkills UK Local Hero award


Squad UK – Kazan Russian 2019

Talented young people from across Wales have been recognised as world-class experts at the WorldSkills International competition in Russia. The event is the world’s largest skills competition and took place across four days in Kazan with young people from more than 63 counties battling it out to be awarded a medal in their chosen skill.

This year, the 37-strong team for the UK included seven Welsh competitors, the highest proportion to date. In total, Team UK won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze along with 15 Medallions of Excellence, bringing their total to 19 awards. Six of the medals won by Team UK came from Wales. Read more

For more information about skills competitions in Wales go to