Local Personal Trainer named among best in the country

A student from Trafford College has won the Silver Medal at the WorldSkills UK competitions in the category of Personal Trainer.

Kathryn competed against the UK’s top PTs from all over the UK in front of over 70,000 visitors at WorldSkills UK LIVE.

The competition, which took place from 15 – 17 November,  is the country’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event.

WorldSkills UK Competitions are run in over 60 skill areas and are proven to help people go further, faster in their training and chosen career.

Dr Neil Bentley, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said: “Congratulations to Kathryn, it is a fantastic achievement.

“The competition was fierce and the standards very high. All of her hard work and dedication has been rewarded and we at WorldSkills UK salute you.

“Our competitions equip apprentices and students with the lifelong, world-class skills that will drive up training standards to the highest level to help boost UK productivity and competitiveness.”

Kathryn commented, “It felt utterly amazing when I heard my name and saw, on the stage-screen, that I’d become a silver medallist! The competition was designed to test every aspect of being a fitness trainer. We were judged over a period of two days and it could be very intense.

“I had a truly amazing experience, it was definitely worth putting myself through it all and I would recommend any future student to apply.”