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Absolutely loved the training provided by Ray this week. He was very knowledgeable in his field and passed this knowledge on in way and at a speed to suit each learner. Ray provided so much valuable information for us especially around health and safety, machine use and operation that will be of vale to the students for years to come. He has been a pleasure to have on site for the duration of the training and we hope to see him again in the future. - HMP The Verne, Woodworking Machine Training course

The Didac programme was a great way to kickstart my career at Howdens, it allowed me to learn through the job role and I had great support from my trainer. I would recommend Didac to anyone looking to start an apprenticeship. - Customer Service Practitioner Apprentice, Howdens Joinery

I am very satisfied with the quality of the course and training I received, it has helped me develop greatly in my career whilst also giving me the opportunity to learn whilst I earn. - Customer Service Practitioner Apprentice, Howdens Joinery


Last week we opened our workshop back up to World Skills. We were thrilled to welcome back Christian...

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Last week we opened our workshop back up to World Skills. We were thrilled to welcome back Christian Notley MBE and contestant, Isaac Bingham. As well as Andrew Pengelly, and contestant, Harry Scolding.

Both Isaac and Harry competed at EuroSkills last September, which was held in Poland. Now their focuses are back on Worldskills and the finals in September, which will this year be hosted in Lyon. Isaac and Harry spent the week at the Didac academy practising and preparing for the next round. Having met Isaac last year, it was great to see him back. His category is Cabinet Making and this week we saw him create the below piece.

And after Harry’s success of winning a Medallion for Excellence at EuroSkills, it was great to hear all about it from his mentor, Andrew. Andrew has been a part of Worldskills since 2007, and since then has had many medals under his belt with his contestants over the years. Harry is competing in the Architectural Joinery category and created a door and frame during his time here this week.

The skills these gentleman have is phenomenal and we’ll be cheering them on all the way to Lyon and beyond! Best of luck!