Silver delight for super technician Kerris

Date published: 06 December 2018

Oldham technician Kerris Boulton won a brilliant silver medal after finishing in second place as some of the most talented individuals in Britain gathered for the final of WorldSkills UK LIVE.

Every year, across more than 50 competitions, the most talented apprentices and students in the UK compete against each other in their chosen skill in the hope of reaching the national finals at WorldSkills UK LIVE.

The competition focuses on four key areas of industry: infrastructure, health, digital and business, and engineering.

This year, 3,000 hopefuls stepped up to the plate – and Kerris suitably impressed as she eventually secured a prestigious silver medal.

Oldhamer Kerris is an apprentice specialist support technician at the University of Manchester.

Her impressive skills earned her a place alongside seven others in her category in the final.

The purpose of the competition is to inspire young people to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills, as well as raising levels of expertise and setting a high benchmark for the UK’s training programmes.

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