Year 8 Careers Fortnight – WorldSkills Champions

06 June 2017

Three WorldSkills Champions visited Penryn College as part of the Year 8 Careers Fortnight. WorldSkills UK helps young people go further, faster in their careers by helping them gain the skills that employers need most. They run world-class apprenticeships and improve technical skills through competitions.


From plastering to first aid, year 9s learnt all kinds of new skills thanks to the WorldSkills Champions.

WorldSkills UK Champions are members of a growing network of inspiring young professionals who have competed in a WorldSkills UK National Final. Many Champions have gone on to represent the UK internationally.  Skills Champions are now out working in industry and act as inspirational role models for future generations of apprentices and young people.

We were visited by Nikita Harron (Health and Social Care), Rosie Rotherham (Fitness) and Gregg Gordon (Plastering).

Rosie travelled to Penryn College from Port Isaac, Gregg from London and Nikita came all the way from Northern Ireland! All to share their experiences with our students. As well as talking about their career paths they gave them the chance to ‘Have a Go’ at the skills involved in each of their careers.

first aid

Nikita taught Sam Laval and Oliver Dobell how to bandage a wound.

plastering careers

Poppy gives plastering a go – under the guidance of WorldSkills Champion Gregg Gordon.

Thank you to Nikita, Rosie and Gregg!