Two Myerscough apprentices have been recognised as among the best young landscapers in the country following the finals of Worldskills.
Adam Coulter won Bronze and Sarah Harvey was Highly Commended in landscaping at a prestigious award ceremony over the weekend, after earlier in the year competing alongside the other finalists from across the country to be crowned the UK’s best young landscaper. Fellow Myerscough apprentice Ben Ellis also took part in the finals.
Designed by industry experts, the WorldSkills UK Competitions equip apprentices and learners with the world-class skills needed to help UK businesses better compete globally.
Finalists underwent a seven-month process of regional heats and intensive training before competing in the finals. They learned of their victory during a special live programme from Channel 4’s Packed Lunch studios, presented by Steph McGovern.
Steph McGovern said: “What a brilliant result. We need to ensure that these fantastic achievements encourage others to follow in their footsteps. Skills have the power to transform lives and economies. WorldSkills UK competitions show how the UK is brimming with brilliant young people doing exceptional things.”
Deputy CEO of WorldSkills UK, Ben Blackledge said: “What a performance. Being crowned best in the UK is no mean feat, especially with all the disruptions and difficulties competitors have had to overcome in recent years.
“Everyone who put themselves forward for the WorldSkills UK competitions this year is a real inspiration and should be proud of their efforts. Skills are the lifeblood of every economy, creating high quality jobs, rewarding careers, inward investment and growth.”