Ben Blackledge

Ben Blackledge

Director of Education and Skills Competitions, WSUK

Having held senior policy roles within government and not for profit organisations, Ben is responsible for driving WorldSkills UK’s programme of work both in the UK and internationally. Working in partnership with representatives from government, industry and education, he leads on the UK-wide initiative to embed skills competitions methodology into apprenticeship and training programmes, raising standards and ensuring more young people are being equipped with the right skills to help businesses better compete globally.    

Overseeing the programme of national skills competitions, Ben also ensures that the UK remains at the forefront of international skills development in his role of Technical Delegate at WorldSkills Europe and WorldSkills.   

Apprentices going for gold – lessons from WorldSkills

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Competitions provide huge benefits to employers, apprentices and their trainers. Peter Lauener, WorldSkills UK Official Delegate, Carole Stott, Chair of WorldSkills UK and Ben Blackledge, Director of Education, WorldSkills will be joined by Team UK alumni to encourage delegates to get involved. They will also provide a preview to WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi and […]