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Resource Group Train World Skills Champion Haydn Jakes

Resource Group’s Training Solutions divison are very pleased to hear of Haydn Jakes’ success, who won gold in the Aircraft Maintenance skill category at the 2019 World Skills competition in Kazan. Resource Group were delighted to be able to play a part in preparing Haydn with training before attending the 45th World Skills competition.

Adam Freeman, one of our Technical Instructors put Team UK through an intensive repair hand skills course covering damage detection and mapping, damage types and causes, composite repair plus handskills and theory of composites materials. This training brought together both on aircraft experience plus theoretical learning to give the candidates the best chance of success at the competition.  The training took place over 5 days at our training facility located at Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire.

If you missed Team UK on BBC Breakfast this morning you can find coverage of #TeamUK on BBC Iplayer.

WorldSkills Competitions 

Every two years WorldSkills hosts the world skills competition which attracts more than 1,300 Competitors from more than 60 countries. At this event, young people from all corners of the globe gather together for the chance to win a prestigious medal in their chosen skill. There are competitions in 56 skills across a wide range of industries — from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to electronics; and autobody repair to bakery. The Competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected from skills competitions that are held in WorldSkills Member countries and regions.

One of the legacies of WorldSkills Competitions is the increased visibility of skilled professional education, as one of the tools of social and economic transformation.
The Competition also provides leaders in industry, government, and education with the opportunity to exchange information and best practices regarding industry and professional education. New ideas and processes inspire school-aged youth to dedicate themselves to technical and technological careers and build a better future.

WorldSkills Kazan 2019

This year the competition took place in Kazan on 22-27 August 2019. The 45th WorldSkills Competition brought together 1,354 young professionals representing 63 countries and regions to compete in 56 skills. The event was held at the KAZAN EXPO International Exhibition Centre where 1,304 Experts evaluated the Competitors’ work

Skill: Aircraft Maintenance 

Aircraft maintenance technicians perform a wide range of processes on aeronautical products such as inspection, servicing, technical troubleshooting, testing and repairing of all types of aircraft.

A high level of expertise is needed to make sure that aeroplanes are serviced to rigorous quality and safety standards. Organization, self-management, communication, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, ability to consistently work safely and rigorously, adhering to industry regulations and manufacturers’ instructions are the universal attributes of outstanding aircraft maintenance technicians.

As a part of a global industry, aircraft maintenance technicians face rapidly expanding opportunities and challenges (including maintaining drones and space vehicles). For talented aircraft maintenance technicians there are many commercial and international opportunities; however, these carry with them the need to understand and work with different regulations and technological advancements.

Competitors and results

GOLD: Haydn Jakes, United Kingdom

SILVER: Nikolay Pilyushenko, China

BRONZE: Zhongsheng Ye, China

The 45th WorldSkills Competition came to an end with the closing ceremony, which took place at the Kazan Arena Stadium yesterday.

For further information about World Skills click here.

Again Resource Group would like to congratulate Haydn Jakes and #TeamUK for their amazing efforts.

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