Jonathan is in the bidding for world title

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Engineering apprentice Jonathan Oddy is feeling on top of the world after getting through to the finals of a top competition.

For the 20-year-old from Preston has got through to the finals of WorldSkills UK, a national skills competition.

He is a finalist in CNC Milling group, a category which tests engineers’ skills using a rotating cylindrical cutting tool.

Jonathan, who is studying with Training 2000, beat off tough competition to win his way through the regional heats.

He said: “I’m really excited about competing and looking forward to travelling down to the competition. My family is really proud of me and, even though I’ll probably be nervous on the day, I’m keen to show everyone what I can do.”

Steve Gray, CEO at 
Training 2000, said: “It is an excellent achievement to be recognised on a national level and for four of our apprentices to be ranked in the top of their field is a testament to their success and the commitment from their employers.

“I wish them the best of luck for the national competition.”

Jonathan will travel down to the finals at Birmingham’s NEC with three other Training 2000 learners.