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Double win for Make UK at World Skills

Posted on 18 Dec 2019 and read 2417 times
Double win for Make UK at World SkillsApprentices from Make UK’s Technology Hub in Birmingham came away with two of the top prizes at World Skills UK LIVE, the country’s largest skills and careers event, held last month.

Raisa Matadar, a maintenance apprentice with Jaguar Land Rover, won the Rising Star category in the Diversity and Inclusion Hero awards, while a team of two Amazon Mechatronic maintenance technician apprentices, Mantas Budraitis and Luke Vials (pictured), won Robotics gold (part of the National Skills Competition Engineering & Technology finals).

World Skills UK LIVE ran for three days at the NEC in Birmingham (21-23 November), with hands-on exhibits, talks and question and answer sessions with leading employers — plus live entertainment.

Stephen Mitchell, Make UK director of apprentices and technical training, said: “Raisa, Mantas and Luke are all a credit to Make UK and our aim to strengthen the UK’s manufacturing industry.

“They are part of the next generation of engineers and manufacturing leaders that we are developing — through our apprenticeships — at the Technology Hub.

“This pipeline of talent is crucial to the future of the industry and also the nation.”

Make UK is holding two Open Days for next year’s autumn intake of apprentices — on 24 January and 28 March 2020.

Visit the Web site (www.makeuk.org/future-makers) for further information.