A trainee welder who previously took part in SkillWeld, supported by The Welding Institute, is among more than 40 young people travelling to Brazil this summer to represent the UK in the biannual WorldSkills competition.
WorldSkills is the world's largest international skills competition. It sees around 1000 young people, aged 18-25, from all over the world come together to compete for medals in more than 40 different skills including electrical installation, welding, web design, cooking and bricklaying.
Three apprentices from the world of joining are among the squad heading to South America later this year. They are Reece Taylor, an apprentice at Dyer Engineering, student at Derwentside College and past competitor from Skillweld who will be competing in the welding category; Christopher Hanson, an apprentice with City Training Services in Bradford, who will be competing in the construction metalwork category; and Harley Brian, an apprentice at KMF, who will be competing in the sheet metal technology category.
The Welding Institute is a firm supporter of the WorldSkills competition, and every year helps to organise SkillWeld, an annual welding competition that gives young people an opportunity to progress on to the WorldSkills national squad.
Everyone at The Welding Institute wishes Team UK, especially Reece, Christopher and Harley, the very best of luck in the competition.
The WorldSkills event will take place from 11-16 August. For more information visit www.worldskillsuk.org.