WorldSkills UK is an independent charity and a partnership between employers, education and governments. Together, we are tackling vocational prejudice so that more young people get the best start in work and life. We achieve this by helping to improve the quality of apprenticeships and technical education.
We are part of the 82-country-strong WorldSkills movement, which celebrates young people achieving world-class standard skills in the biennial ‘skills Olympics. As the only skills charity who can bring this global benchmarking back into the UK, we have the unique assets, resources and networks to help raise training standards and improve young people’s technical and soft skills, helping to build a resilient mindset and achieve the highest possible standards. The mission is three-fold:
- To inspire young people to choose apprenticeships and technical education as a prestigious career route, helping them to reach their potential, whatever their background
- To develop excellence in young people through our national skills competitions, improving their confidence and potential, and to represent the UK at international competitions
- To innovate by mainstreaming global excellence in order to help improve the standard of teaching, training and assessment, to help young people, employers and the UK economy succeed