Seven Gower College Swansea learners set to compete at the WorldSkills UK National Finals

An impressive 130 Welsh competitors have been announced as finalists for the WorldSkills UK National Finals taking place this November, and seven of these are from Gower College Swansea.

The announcement follows a series of regional competitions that took place across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, hosting a string of talented young people. 

The finalists from Gower College Swansea are:

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A demonstration of world-class skills

Gower College Swansea joins forces with WorldSkills UK to demonstrate world-class skills.

Students at Gower College Swansea demonstrated their world-class electronic engineering skills when they took part in a virtual training event with students from across China. 

The event was the first of its kind to be held in Wales, and was organised by WorldSkills UK, the education and skills charity, supporting its programme to exchange best practice in skills development with countries around the world.


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Gower College Swansea student makes team UK line up for WorldSkills’ European Showdown

Fourteen of the UK’s best young apprentices and professionals have been selected to take on the crème de la crème of their European peers in the first big skills pressure test of the post Brexit era – EuroSkills.

Rhys Watts, Electronic Engineering Apprentice Technician at Gower College Swansea, is the youngest of the team, representing the UK in the Electronics Prototyping category.


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Engineering Tutor/Assessor and former student wins “Best Academic Industrial Collaboration” award

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Roberts, Engineering Tutor/Assessor at Gower College Swansea and former HNC, HND and NVQ Level 4 student has scooped the Best Academic Industrial Collaboration Award from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as a result of her First Class Bachelors of Engineering degree dissertation project.



Engineering Technology student flies high on Degree Apprenticeship

Engineering Technologies alum, Fleet Morgan, has been placed on a Degree Apprenticeship with company, MBDA Missile Systems.

Fleet is earning as he learns, spending four days with the company and one day at the University of Hertfordshire. Not only is he getting experience of different areas of the company and working with cutting edge technology, but MBDA Missile Systems are paying his tuition fees as well as a starting salary of £14,500 which could potentially increase by £4,000 every year that he is on the apprenticeship.



Stepping up to STEM

For the past six weeks, pupils from local schools have attended a Saturday Club at Gower College Swansea which aims to develop their skills and enthusiasm for engineering. 

The Saturday Club allows pupils to access the expertise of the teaching staff, the industry-specific equipment and on-site facilities of the Tycoch campus.


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Career opportunities ahoy!

Engineering and Catering / Hospitality students from the Tycoch campus were invited by the Royal Navy to tour HMS Richmond, a ‘type 23’ frigate docked at Cardiff Bay.

“We were warmly received by the Captain and his crew and given an extensive tour of the ship,” says lecturer Mark Row. “This visit will be followed by the Royal Navy’s attending Tycoch to discuss apprenticeship pathways with groups of Engineering and Catering students.”


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