Top Themis Apprentice Tyler Atkinson has represented Team GB - made up of the nation's most talented Apprentices - at the Skills Olympics, staged in Kazan, Russia
Ambitious Themis Apprentice proved he was the best young metal worker in the UK by qualifying for the finals of the prestigious WorldSkills contest which tests the skills and knowledge of the world's leading Apprentices.
Tyler (19), from Blackburn, who is an Apprentice metal worker at WEC Group, Darwen, faced stiff competition to make it into the British Team.
Tyler, who was also named as WEC Group Apprentice of the Year, previously was a student at St Bede's High School, Blackburn.
While Tyler did not finish in the medals, the experience has helped him to develop his skills and enhance his career prospects.
Director of Themis Simon Jordan said:
“Many congratulations to Tyler on his outstanding performance in Kazan in WorldSkills 2019. He has represented his country with honour and shown the attributes which make him an exemplary Themis Apprentice: commitment, innovation and determination.
“He is truly an inspiration to all Themis Apprentices. His achievement reflects the high calibre of knowledge and skills that Apprentices develop when industry-expert Themis Trainers work in partnership with leading Employers such as WEC Group, who are committed to developing the workforce of the future.”