The Search for the UK’s Best Health & Social Care Trainee Reaches its Final Stage
The eight finalists competing for the title of WorldSkills UK Health and Social Care Champion 2017 are announced today. WorldSkills UK is part of the world’s largest vocational training competition and this year’s final will take place in front of over 70,000 people at The Skills Show, which is being held at Birmingham’s NEC on 16th – 18th of November
The competition aims to find the best adult health and social care students and workers in the country. During the six qualifying heats, 80 students and trainees from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales demonstrated their health and care sector skills in a mix of written tests and live activities, devised by Competition Organising Partner www.Profiles4Care.com, to replicate situations which health and social care workers would be expected to face in their everyday roles.
This year’s finalists are:
- Shavaune Herbert – Sheffield College
- James Holes – Scarborough Sixth Form College
- Melissa McTague – Sheffield Teaching Hospital
- Chelsey Small – South Devon College
- Emily Bonner – South Devon College
- Molly Pickels – College of West Anglia
- Harriet McDonald – College of West Anglia
- Isobel Fearnhead-Clark – Highbury College
“We’ve continued to be the WorldSkills UK Organising Partner for the Health and Social Care competition as year after year we bear witness to the inspiration it gives young people and adults and drives them on to take their skills to the highest level. The health and social care sectors are extremely challenging environments to work in and it’s more important than ever that staff who do deliver excellent health care have the opportunity to demonstrate this, inspire others and receive recognition for it through the competition,” said Marc Jones, Director of www.Profiles4Care.com.
Dr Neil Bentley, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said: “Congratulations to all of the finalists who will be competing at this year’s Skills Show.
“WorldSkills UK Competitions are proven to enhance a person’s apprenticeship or training programme by enabling them to develop key character and employability skills. By using knowledge gained from competing nationally and internationally, we know we are working to benchmarks that will equip more young people with the right skills to help UK businesses compete better globally.”