WorldSkills London 2011 – a major skills Competition, jobs and careers event that recently took place, received a visit from Prime Minister David Cameron during the course of the show. After touring the event, ‘Having a Go’ at mobile robotics with Middlesex University and speaking to school and college children from across the UK, Cameron also met members of the largest ever Team UK.

The Prime Minister said: “I’m absolutely delighted that London is hosting the biggest WorldSkills Competition in the event’s sixty year history.

“It’s so inspiring to see almost 1,000 young people from more than 50 countries competing to be the best of the best, not just in one skill, but in more than 40 skills from robotics, through to web design.

“It’s great that the UK is able to show off the skills and diversity of our own young people. What they have all achieved here sets a great example for other people.”

Aidan Jones, Chief Executive of WorldSkills London 2011, said: “Skills shape our world and there has never been a more important time to hold this event in our country. We are delighted that politicians and dignitaries from across the UK – and indeed the world – have joined us here to recognise the very best young talent.”