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Westminster Kingsway College announces Squad UK for WorldSkills São Paulo

14 July 2014 by
Westminster Kingsway College announces Squad UK for WorldSkills São Paulo

Westminster Kingsway College has announced four students selected as part of Squad UK for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015.

The students and alumni will be part of the squad to represent the UK and showcase their skills on the world stage.

Andy Wilson, principal of Westminster Kingsway College, said: "We are really proud to hear that four current and former Westminster Kingsway College students are to train as part of Squad UK. The college will do everything it can to support them in achieving their ambitions to win the competitions."

The four team members are: Danny Hoang (pictured), selected for the Cooking squad and a recent chef alumni of Westminster; Ruth Hansom, also selected for the Cooking squad, who recently completed the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts' chef apprenticeship at Westminster and who has competed at national level in culinary competitions; Olivia Whitbread, selected for the Restaurant Service squad, who has just completed her diploma in front of house/restaurant supervision at Westminster; and Sophie Bamford, selected for the Confectioner/Pastry squad, who has just completed the patisserie scholarship.

WorldSkills is the largest international skills competition in the world. Held every two years, the competition sees around 1,000 young people, aged 18-25, from all over the world come together to compete for medals in more than 40 different skills including electrical installation, welding, web design, cooking and bricklaying. WorldSkills SÁ£o Paulo 2015 takes place from 11-16 August.

Minister for Skills and enterprise Matthew Hancock MP said: "WorldSkills is an opportunity for the UK to showcase and celebrate our young apprentices on the global stage. It goes to show, that for every skill and every vocational area, we can and should celebrate excellence. The young people who have earned a place on Squad UK are ambassadors for our country and demonstrate how high-quality apprenticeships can lead to successful careers. I congratulate each and every member of Squad UK."

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