Six of our talented students have been awarded medals at two very prestigious competitions – World Skills and Skillbuild.  A team of four students gained gold and silver medals at the World Skills competition, and two more took gold and silver at the Skillbuild competition.

At the World Skills competition, Eve Redden, Kieran Rowley, Joshua Wynne, and Kian Beasley showcased their exceptional skills and dedication to win the Manufacturing Team Challenge category. All apprentices at Ricoh, they showed that all those hours of practice really paid off with technical ability and teamwork being at the heart of their success.

Claire Shepherd, Training Manager at Ricoh UK commented: “This exciting project has helped our apprentices to develop key engineering skills in a variety of different disciplines which will be valuable as they work towards completing their apprenticeships and also in pursuing their future engineering careers.

“Throughout their WorldSkills journey, our apprentices have displayed a number of our core values including teamwork, winning spirit, passion and innovation – we are incredibly proud of our apprentices and all they have achieved through their participation in this competition. Well done!”




Meanwhile, at the Skillbuild competition, apprentices Joe Shingler and Kyle Blower demonstrated their expertise in bricklaying, winning gold and silver medals respectively. Skillbuild is known for its focus on craftsmanship and again, by putting hours of practice in with their college tutor and support from their employers, Shingler Homes Ltd and L G Blower, these two extremely hardworking apprentices proved their excellence with this outstanding achievement.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group is extremely proud of our apprentices’ achievements, the support of their employers and the dedication of our teaching staff to drive this forward.

James Staniforth, Principal and CEO at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, expressed immense pride in the students' accomplishments, stating:

"We are thrilled to see our students achieving such remarkable success on a national stage. Their achievements highlight not only their talent but also the effectiveness of our programs in preparing students for real-world challenges."