Local Health and Social Care Apprentice wins Silver Medal at The Skills Show

Fredrikka Walker from Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training has won the Silver Medal in the WorldSkills UK Skills Competition Finals at The Skills Show.

Fredrikka won the accolade after beating off stiff competition from all over the UK over three days of competition at The Skills Show, which took place from 19 to 21 November 2015 at the NEC Birmingham.

Fredrikka secured a place in the WorldSkills UK National Skills Competition Finals after scoring highly in the Health and Social Care regional heats which took place earlier this year.

WorldSkills UK Skills Competitions inspire young people and adults to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills to the highest level. Through competition activity, the UK is able to share best practise in apprenticeships and vocational teaching, raising standards across the nation.

Carole Stott, Chair, Find a Future, which manages the WorldSkills UK Skills Competitions said: "The Skills Show has been a great success in inspiring young people to explore different careers. By enabling them to watch the UK's most talented competing in the WorldSkills UK Skills Competition and providing hands-on career experiences, we are able to provide them with the chance to unlock their potential and get excited about the world of work."

The Skills Show is the nation's largest skills and careers event and helps to shape the future of a new generation. Attracting over 75,000 visitors annually, the show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people to explore careers and motivates them to find out more about the world of work.

After the competition Fredrikka said that she found the experience, "great fun, a good learning experience and challenging" and went on to say; "I really enjoyed it and meeting new people - even though we were competing we got on really well."