World Skills National Finals (14-18 November 2022)

Dagenham, Romford RM7 0XU, UK

Join us at BDC and experience the thrill of top tier competition as we host the UK’s best students and apprentices as they compete for gold!

Join us at BDC and experience the thrill of top tier competition as we host the UK’s best students and apprentices as they compete for gold!

Designed by industry experts WorldSkills UK, competitions help young people to develop their technical skills and boost their confidence. We are delighted to host these prestigious competitions in college and offer your students the chance to see and be inspired by live competition.

Join us on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November from 10am - 2.30pm, when we are hosting 11 finals in the following subjects:

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Electronic Security Systems
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Industry 4.0
  • Automation
  • Mechatronics
  • Floristry
  • Accountancy Technician

Running alongside these competitions is a bespoke programme of inspirational careers advisory events. Curated in partnership with WorldSkills UK this programme highlights the breadth of apprenticeships, T-levels and technical education on offer in the UK.

Designed to fit around the school day and to support 13–15-year-olds decide on their subjects and career paths, the programme will include ‘have a go’ taster sessions, and practical workshops, combined with the opportunity to talk directly to employers and industry experts.

Support with Travel costs

We are also pleased to announce that WorldSkills UK has a limited number of bursaries available to help with the cost of group travel from your school. You can apply here before 30 September.

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