WorldSkills can be a shop window for UK plc

The event in Abu Dhabi is more than a competition: it will showcase world-class British apprentices and develop international relations, writes Neil Bentley

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Reading the list of countries that will be gathering in Abu Dhabi over the coming days – including Brazil, Germany, United States and South Korea – you could be forgiven for thinking that a meeting of the G20 had been called. Financial stability, youth employment and the economic empowerment of women will all be on the agenda for discussion.

However, all those travelling are doing so to participate in WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, which will kick off with a glittering opening ceremony tomorrow.

For the 34 members of Team UK who are taking part and their trainers, this week is a personal ...

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