A team of young engineers from CMB Engineering have been selected to represent team UK for the 2019 WorldSkills Competition to be held in Kazan – Russia.

Known as the ‘Skills Olympics’, the WorldSkills Competition sees the world’s best apprentices and students battle it out to win Gold, Silver and Bronze in their chosen skill.

James, Andrew & Isaac will be the fourth team of apprentices from CMB to be selected for team UK and we are very proud of them and their achievement. This selection reflects the company’s highly advanced engineering skills, technical expertise and commitment to developing the engineers and beverage Canmakers of tomorrow.

They will be among 32 young trainees representing the UK in industries as diverse as engineering, construction, creative arts and logistics. More than 1,600 apprentices and students from around 60 countries will be vying for gold at the 45th holding of the biannual event.

The UK is currently tenth in the WorldSkills rankings following its medal success at the last WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi in 2017.

By competing at WorldSkills, the UK is able to drive up training standards to world-class levels, boosting productivity.

The event, will be shown live on TV and streamed around the World (including the UK) – and has the potential to change the lives and careers of those that compete. 

Andrew Truelove General Manager at CarnaudMetalbox Engineering comments ‘Representing your country on the world stage is no easy feat. It takes hard work, determination and a high level of skill and we are thrilled that our young engineers have made it on that plane to Kazan, their selection is an outstanding achievement and a fine testament to the value and quality of the apprenticeship schemes we are proud to run at CMB Engineering’.