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Andrew’s stellar night in Brazil

WS Sao Paulo closing ceremony Andrew Beel17 August 2015

Dundee Man 'Medal's at Skills 'Olympics'

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Andrew Beel, aged 21, from Dundee survived a gruelling four-year selection process to get to the very pinnacle of his profession with the help of Sector Skills Council Semta.

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Toyota team’s stellar night in Brazil

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Huge medal haul at Skills 'Olympics'

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Toyota's Robyn Clarke and Andy Smith, both from Chester, and who work at the manufacturer's Deeside plant in North Wales, were awarded Medallions of Excellence for Mechatronics.

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Alex’s stellar night in Brazil

WS Sao Paulo closing ceremony Alex Elton17 August 2017

West Midlands man 'medals' in Brazil

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Alex Elton, aged 21, from Nuneaton, picked up a coveted Medallion of Excellence – proving him to be among the very best CNC Turners in the World.

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Yorkshire’s stellar night

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Huge medal haul at Skills 'Olympics'

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Among the medal winners were three intrepid Yorkshiremen.

Patrick Devanney and Dominic Trees, from Bradford and Chris Renwick from Leeds, have all survived a gruelling four-year selection process to get to the very pinnacle of their profession with the help of Engineering Sector Skills Council Semta.

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Medal winner Reece breaks pain barrier

WS Sao Paulo closing ceremony Reece Taylor 117 August 2015

Consett man's stellar night at Skills Olympics

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Welder Reece Taylor battled pain – and fellow competitors – to win a Medallion of Excellence at the Skills Olympics in Brazil.

The 21-year old from Consett, County Durham, had trained for the best part of four years to prove he was among the best on the planet at the finals of WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo.

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Brit apprentices strike gold in Brazil

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Huge medal haul at Skills 'Olympics'

British apprentices have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Thirty-three of Team UK's forty members were in medal positions picking up three gold, four silver, two bronze and twenty-five Medallions of Excellence (awarded for World class marks).

Aircraft engineer, Shayne Hadland, from RAF Benson in Oxfordshire won Silver and was awarded Best in Nation.

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Semta’s stellar night

WS Sao Paulo closing ceremony Shayne Hadland 117 August 2015

Huge medal haul at Skills 'Olympics'

The elite of British engineering have grabbed a 'bank vault' of medals and 'done their nation proud' - at the Skills 'Olympics 'WorldSkills 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In a stellar night for Semta's engineering Team UK no less than 10 of the 12-person squad won medals – the highest in the competition's history.

Aircraft engineer, Shayne Hadland, from RAF Benson in Oxfordshire won a silver medal and was awarded Best in Nation – for the highest score of anyone representing the UK in all disciplines at the event. (with the exception of Beauty Therapist Rianne Chester who won the coveted Albert Vidal award for highest score of all 1,200 competitors).

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Britain’s best begin battle in Brazil

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Elite skills team 'fight for nation's future'

Twelve young British engineers - the elite of their generation – began the battle in Brazil today (Wednesday August 12th) to fight for their nation's future.

Competitors from more than 60 nations have gathered in Sao Paulo to go for gold at the WorldSkills finals commonly known as the 'Skills Olympics'.

Team UK soaked up the applause and the warmth of the Brazilian welcome at a glittering multi-million real (currency) Opening Ceremony at a packed Ginasio Ibirapuera.

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From Chester to Brazil

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Robyn and Andy go for global glory at 'Skills Olympics' finals
PM sends letter of support

Two colleagues from Chester have touched down in Brazil for the chance of 'superstardom' on the global stage at WorldSkills – the 'Skills Olympics'.

Robyn Clarke and Andy Smith, both aged 22 and working for Toyota, have survived a gruelling four-year selection process to get to the very pinnacle of their profession with the help of Sector Skills Council Semta.

The elite 12-strong team will compete before 100,000 spectators and hundreds of members of the media from around the World.

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From Bradford to Brazil

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Four Yorkshire lads go for glory at 'Skills Olympics' finals
PM sends letter of support

Four young Yorkshiremen have touched down in Brazil for the chance of 'superstardom' on the global stage at WorldSkills – the 'Skills Olympics'.

Christopher Hanson, Patrick Devanney and Dominic Trees, all from Bradford and Chris Renwick from Leeds, have all survived a gruelling four-year selection process to get to the very pinnacle of their profession with the help of Engineering Sector Skills Council Semta.

The elite 12-strong engineering team will compete before 100,000 spectators and hundreds of members of the media from around the World.

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