Two apprentices from Moray College UHI took home top prizes in a National Competition last week.
The students were competing in the prestigious national finals of the Worldskills UK Competition at Birmingham’s NEC arena.
Apprentices Connor Cruden and Lewis Sim were awarded the gold and silver prize respectively after beating fellow competitors in their category.
The Worldskills Competition is held annually to showcase the benefits of an apprenticeship opportunity.
A plethora of industry sectors gather for the event, in which more than 500 apprentices and students take part in across over 70 various disciplines.
Employed by Gary Cowie as a plumbing apprentice, Connor Cruden was awarded the title of SkillPLUMB champion. For his achievements, he is now in the running to be selected for the WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 squad to compete in the ‘Skills Olympics’ which are to be held in China.
Lewis Sim, who works for McDonald and Munro as an electrical installation apprentice won the SkillELECTRIC silver medal after a completing a challenging series of tasks.
David Patterson, CEO and Principal of Moray College UHI said he was”very proud” of both students.
He said: “To qualify for the UK finals is an achievement in itself, so to come home with a Gold and a Silver is testimony to the great skills and tireless dedication of both our apprentices and our staff here at Moray College.”