Julia Belgutay

‘I was really shell-shocked’: Skilled Scots take on world

Two young stars will be part of Team UK at the WorldSkills finals in Abu Dhabi

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Three years of hard work and dozens of skills competitions have paid off for two young Scots who have been revealed as members of Team UK for this year’s WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi.

Betsy Crosbie, 21, an HNC student at New College Lanarkshire, will represent Britain in mechanical engineering computer-aided design (CAD). Meanwhile, Jordan Charters, 21, a former Edinburgh College student who is about to complete his apprenticeship in the city, has made the team as the painting and decorating competitor.

The two were announced along with 30 other members of Team UK last week; the UK ...

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