Ben Blackledge, the CEO of WorldSkills UK celebrated the success. He said:
“This is a tremendous result for Daniel – and Team UK. Each one of them should be proud of their achievement.
“EuroSkills’ gives us the opportunity to compare UK skills against those in the rest of Europe. This is not just good news for those that compete here and at the WorldSkills Finals in Lyon next year, but it is an opportunity for all students and apprentices from the UK.
“These competitions provide a unique opportunity for us to learn from the best in the world and bring that international best practice back to the UK through the programmes we run at WorldSkills UK.”
Congratulating Daniel and Team UK, Christopher Robinson, Head of Work Based Learning at SWC, said:
"We take great pride in Daniel's remarkable talent, unwavering determination, and meticulous attention to detail demonstrated throughout his journey and we are delighted to witness him receive the well-deserved recognition he has earned. Daniel embodies all the qualities of an exemplary Apprentice and is held in high esteem by both the College and his Employer, GP Electrical.
“We would like to thank all the teaching team at the College and Daniel's employer for their unwavering support at every step of his journey. Our strong apprenticeship partnerships with local employers are highly valued, as we collaborate to empower students like Daniel to develop their skills and mindset, paving the way for their success in the modern business landscape and contributing positively to the prosperity of our region."
"Daniel's remarkable accomplishment and the success of Team UK highlight the power of participation in prestigious national and international events like this. These opportunities not only support College education and hands-on training but also showcase the exceptional talents of regional students and apprentices on a global stage. Witnessing their achievements not only raises the standards of the apprenticeship system, but it also fills us with pride as well as the industry as a profession. We wish Daniel and Team UK continued success as they advance to the next stages."