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Leicester College student Bridie Kilby preparing to compete for gold


Who’s competing?

Leicester College has a student competing for gold in the WorldSkills UK Live competition. Bridie Kilby, a painting and decorating student.

Bridie has competed in three skills competitions and this will be her biggest one to date. Her tutor Kirk Staines, a former gold champion at WorldSkills UK himself has been coaching her in preparation for the big competition. Kirk said:

“Bridie has a natural flair when it comes to painting and decorating. I am extremely proud of her.”

In preparation for the competition, Bridie has been practising for 6 weeks with her tutor. Kirk said:

“She’s been coming in extra time, outside of work. We work with her employer Jelson limited, who allow her to come in to do her training. We’ve worked on different elements, stretching and challenging her”.

Bridie is looking forward to the competition, she said:

“I am really proud of myself, however, I would not have achieved my place in the competition without the help and support of my employers Jelson Limited, my tutor Kirk and supervisor Paul.”

What is WorldSkills UK Live?

The WorldSkills UK Live competitions are being held at the NEC in Birmingham, from 15-17 November showcasing talent from across the country. It is the UK’s largest interactive apprenticeship skills and careers event.

Leicester College will have staff on a ‘have a go’ stand where attendees will be able to try various activities and also get some careers advice.

Find out more

Want to find out more about courses you could enrol onto at Leicester College, attend the next Open Day on Saturday 24 November 2018.



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