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RAC apprentice to represent UK at WorldSkills

An apprentice has been chosen to represent the UK at WorldSkills London 2011 in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.

Stuart Millar, 20 from Loughgall, Northern Ireland, who works for A & N Shilliday & Co Ltd, was chosen to represent the UK after a tough four day selection competition earlier this month.  He will now step up his training to make sure that he is ready to compete at WorldSkills.

WorldSkills London 2011, which takes place at ExCeL from 5-8 October 2011, will be the world’s largest international skills competition with young people from across the globe competing to be the ‘best of the best’.   At the competition, 1000 competitors from over 50 countries will compete in 46 skill areas over four exciting days.  The event will also offer visitors impartial advice and guidance on careers and apprenticeships.

At WorldSkills London 2011, the UK will compete in 37 skills ranging from Mobile Robotics, Electrical Installations and Graphic Design to Cooking, Hairdressing, Landscape Gardening and of course Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.

Skills Minister John Hayes said:  “Those representing the UK at WorldSkills will play a hugely important role in bringing the value of vocational skills and practical learning to national attention. I offer my warm support and congratulations to every member of the team.

Stuart said:  “It is a huge honour to have been selected to represent the UK at WorldSkills London 2011.  I hope this opportunity will allow me to showcase how apprenticeships can lead to successful employment and career opportunities.  I know the next few months will be tough as I will be in training for the event and I really hope the whole of the country gets behind Team UK for WorldSkills London 2011 like they do our sporting teams!”

For a full list of Team UK members visit www.worldskillsteamuk.org

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