We would like to say a massive well done and thank you to all of the Competitors, Judges and Staff members that took part in this years World Skills UK live. It was a great few days seen by over 80,000 people who visited to support or be inspired.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the competition and also congratulations to all of the finalist on making it to the final:

Automotive Technology






  • GOLD – Anthony Mailer from Edinburgh College – Employed by Halfords Autocentres
  • SILVER – Simon Rohal from South West College – Employed by Pat Kirk
  • BRONZE – Adam Campbell from South West College – Employed by Lyons Bro’s
  • Andrew Drape from Newcastle College (NCG) – Employed by Elliot MOT
  • Michael Bell from South West College – Employed by TJ Hamilton Volkswagen
  • Glenn Palmer from South Eastern Regional College – Employed by Terry King & Sons

Automotive Refinishing






  • GOLD – Matthew Baldry from S&B Automotive Academy
  • SILVER – Jordan Henry from Exeter College – Employed by GPR Repairs
  • BRONZE – Henry Dean from Cardiff and Vale College – Employed by Davies Motor Company
  • Aubrey Whiteside from Riverpark Training – Employed by Charles Hurst accident and repair
  • Alex Kirkwood from Central College Ruddington – Employed by Sytner BMW Nottingham
  • Josh Ellison from Grwp Llandrillo Menai

Automotive Body Repair






  • GOLD – Sean O’Neill from Riverpark Training- Employed by Wrights Accident Repair Centres Ltd
  • SILVER – John Paul Marshall from Edinburgh College – Employed by DLG Auto Services (Direct Line Group)
  • BRONZE – Rhys Hider from VW Group Apprentice Programme
  • Ruairi Hesketh from Riverpark Training & Development– Employed by Isaac Agnew
  • Connor Davison from Riverpark Training & Development – Employed by Fearghas Quinn Hearse and Limousines
  • Aminur Chowdhury from Thatcham Research – Employed by DLG Autoservices

Heavy Vehicle Engineering






  • GOLD – Andrew Jones Lofting from Fife College – Employed by Fife Council
  • SILVER – Ryan Sturgess from Stephenson College – Renault – Employed by Volvo Truck and Bus
  • BRONZE – James Butler from Skillnet – Employed by Imperial Commercials Garrett Green
  • Rob Darroch from Skillnet – Employed by Ellesmere Port Scania
  • Steven Davies from Skillnet – Employed by Scania GB
  • Callum Younger from Skillnet – Employed by Scania GB


IMI Skill Auto 2019 

If you think you’ve got what it takes to win Gold then register your interest in the IMI Skill Auto 2019 competition HERE

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