UK medals at WorldSkills

Daryl Head and Andrew Gault have won silver and bronze respectively at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.

Nationwide Accident Repair Services employee, Daryl, who trains with Thatcham academy, took the silver in the Car Painting category. Meanwhile, Andrew of Glenn Allen Car Body Repairs and trained by Riverpark Training secured bronze in Autobody Repair competition.

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 was the 44th WorldSkills Competition which saw competitors from nearly 60 member countries and regions will take part. The event saw 51 skill competitions from six skills sectors take place.


Automotive category medal winners:


Autobody Repair

Gold: Shanwei Yang, China

Silver: Heiko Zumbrunn, Switzerland

Bronze: Andrew Gault, United Kingdom


Car Painting

Gold: Yingcheng Jiang, China

Silver: Daryl Head, United Kingdom

Bronze: Maurus von Holzen, Switzerland

Bronze: Jonas Heinze, Germany

Bronze: Enzo Barragato, France


Automobile Technology

Gold: Min-Heng Chen, Chinese Taipei

Silver: Wenhao Yang, China

Bronze: Yuya Shimohara, Japan

Bronze: Muhammad Asyraff Yusni, Malaysia