A Wrexham Glyndwr student from Oswestry has triumphed at the prestigious WorldSkills UK national finals, taking a silver medal. WorldSkills organises the world championships of vocational skills, and the UK championships is the country’s biggest competitive skills and careers event.

The finals took place at the end of last year, at which Glyndwr’s Jake Sumner took silver in the Cyber Security category.

Cyber Security student Jake Sumner said he was delighted to achieve second in his category, taking home the silver medal.

Jake said: “I never expected to get beyond the regional heat, so to come second in the UK final was completely unexpected. The competition was challenging, as it tested your ability across a variety of areas.

“Although it was challenging, it was a great experience and it gave me something to focus on, as well as a sense of achievement for participating.

“I’m extremely grateful for all the support I’ve had during the competition and if it wasn’t for former lecturer, Leanne Davies, I wouldn’t have even thought about entering the competition.

“Throughout the competition I’ve gained new skills and explored areas that I wouldn’t have had the confidence to explore if I hadn’t competed.

“I will continue working on developing the skills I’ve gained and I’m looking forward to seeing what opportunities arise from competing in the WorldSkills UK Final.”

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Picture caption: Jake Sumner.