Callum Byrne is a level 3 motor vehicle apprentice at Peterborough Regional College
Callum has been a student at Peterborough Regional College for the past three years and has just completed an apprenticeship with Chapel Motors in Baston. His outstanding skills and talent have allowed him to compete at the national fi nals of the WorldSkills UK where he won the gold medal and was honoured at a glittering awards ceremony held at the NEC, Birmingham, as part of The Skills Show.
Callum competed against automotive students from all over the UK and during the competition he had to complete a number of tasks covering steering and suspension faults, gear box faults, and engine and electrical faults. He secured his place in the WorldSkills UK finals after scoring the top award in his category in the regional motor vehicle heats at Jaguar Land Rover Academy in Warwick in May. Competing in front of an audience of over 100,000, Callum was hailed the winner in the Advanced Automotive Technology category, beating off competition to be named ‘best of the best’ in Automotive Technology in the UK.
Callum said: “Taking part in the competitions has been a great experience and I am grateful for all the training the college has given me to help me achieve the high standard needed for the competitions. It has been a lot of hard work and without the support of my employer and the dedication of my tutor Matt Gray, I definitely wouldn’t have got to the standard I am now to win gold.”