Daniel Collings

It was Daniel’s love of cars that lead him to a career in automotive technology. Daniel spent all of his spare time whilst still at school tinkering with cars, so when the time came to make a decision about what he wanted to do with his future it seemed natural to source an apprenticeship in the automotive industry.

Daniel travelled to Helsinki in May with his 24 team mates to compete against over 800 young skill and trade competitors in 21 skill categories from the 40 member countries of WorldSkills International. These exceptional young trades’ people competed over 4 days in front of over 200,000 visitors in a quest to claim gold for their nation. Daniel put all other thoughts aside in the lead up to Helsinki, in between working full time, Daniel trained 3-4 times a week and has travelled around the country to improve his skills.

Daniel enjoyed the experience of the International Competition and was “…really excited about the challenge of competing against the world’s best.” Daniel received a Medallion of Excellence for being in the top 10% of his category and credits his success to his current work environment; he finds his boss an inspiration to work with.

2005 – Awarded Medallion of Excellence, 38th WorldSkills International Competition