Daryl Heads for Abu Dhabi

Nationwide technician Daryl Head, a former paint apprentice working at Nationwide Swindon has been selected to represent Team UK at the WorldSkills event in Abu Dhabi.

Daryl said, ‘I would like to say thank you for all the support I have been given so far which has made achieving this position far easier.’

‘Now, I am excited to see what comes next in my final training plan up to October, I have just found out this week my training managers are currently planning a pressure test in Russia next month against the Russian competitors so that will be interesting!’

Kevin Donnelly, divisional director for the south west & Wales commented ‘The entire Nationwide Team are delighted that Daryl has made it to World Skills in Abu Dhabi as part of Team UK. Mark Nicholls and the team at Swindon have been fantastic in the support of Daryl on his World Skills journey, something that we are immensely proud of. We all wish him the best of luck in October and hope he can go all the way in the competition.’

The WorldSkills event runs from 14th-19th October and will showcase competition in 51 different skills from teams of the 77 member countries. Daryl will be competing in Automotive Refinishing.