Two talented Middlesex University students have been selected to represent the UK at the pan-European skills competition 'EuroSkills Lille 2014' from the 2-4 October 2014. The largest skills competition in Europe will see young people competing in a variety of skills ranging from electrical installation to bricklaying.
Middlesex final year students Calum Knott and John Peerless were named in Squad UK for EuroSkills Lille 2014 after competing over three days of intense competition in Northern Ireland. The pair were invited to take part in the selection competition after excelling at the WorldSkills UK National Skills Competitions.
Calum, who is studying Design Engineering, and Product Design student John, will represent the UK in the Mechatronics category alongside another team from car manufacturer Toyota at the competition in France.
The students have been training since September and frequently flying to Northern Ireland for further technical training. The pair will now undergo intense training until October.
Middlesex student Calum Knott (21) from Cockfosters said: "It is an honour to have been selected as a member of Squad UK and to represent the both the UK and Middlesex University. The competition will be tough, but I'm excited to be through."
Ross Maloney, Chief Executive of Find a Future, which manages the UK's entry into the WorldSkills Competition, said: "I offer my congratulations to every young person that has earned a place in Squad UK."
From the competitors at EuroSkills Lille 2014 a team will be selected to compete at the global competition 'WorldSkills São Paulo 2015' from 11-16 August, 2015. The event, which is the largest international skills competition in the world, is held every two years.