Team UK achieve stellar success at World Skills final

Following five days of intense competition against almost 1,000 of the world’s most skilled young people, the nation’s team of talented apprentices and learners will return from WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 with a haul of eight medals and 25 medallions – including three golds.

Staged from 11 – 16 August, WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 offered the chance to battle it out to be named the best of the best in skills ranging from web design and aircraft maintenance, to hairdressing and visual merchandising.

Team UK – whose members are all aged 18 – 25 – won three Gold, three Silver and two Bronze medals.

The team was also awarded 25 Medallions for Excellence, which are given to competitors who demonstrate the attainment of world-class standards in their chosen skill.

And in a first for the UK, beauty therapy Rhianne Chester received the Albert Vidal Award, after scoring the most points of any competitor in any discipline.

You can view all of Semta’s videos from WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 here.