Success for trainees in competition

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TRAINEES from the Royal Navy have won medals at a work skills competition.

Air engineering technicians Zya Sateri, Beth Bryant and Jack Bruckshaw from HMS Sultan in Gosport were finalists in the WorldSkills UK Skills Competition, which was held in Birmingham.

Air engineering judge and mentor Chief Petty Officer James Callaghan said: ‘Competing at the skills show was a great experience for everyone involved.

‘The standard of competition has been really high and all the competitors have been given lots of hints and tips on how they can continue to develop their skills further in the future.

‘Taking part was about so much more than the competition, the trainees also got the opportunity to promote engineering to so many young people.

‘The confidence of our Royal Navy trainees really shone through, especially when they were speaking with the general public.’

The three trainees undertook various tasks over three days which were timed and observed to become finalists in the competition.