Almac’s Higher Level Apprentice success in WorldSkills UK National Competition

December 1, 2022

Three Almac Group Chemical Sciences Higher Level Apprentices (HLAs) have been successful at this year’s World Skills UK National Competition. Anastasiya Kovtun won bronze and Wiktoria Kurkowska and Abigail Magill both received Highly Commended. 

Almac’s Higher Level Apprentice success in WorldSkills UK National Competition

Anastasiya and Abbi from Almac Sciences and Wiktoria from Almac Pharma Services are currently completing their HLA programme through the organisation’s partnership with Southern Regional College.  This partnership provides a range of apprenticeship opportunities for students interested in a career at Almac. 

Almac’s HLAs competed among 500 finalists at the competition which took place across the UK this week. As a bronze medal winner, Anastasiya may have the opportunity to represent the UK at the “Skills Olympics” in France in 2024. 

World Skills UK is an independent charity which partners with employers, education and government and is a member of the global body, WorldSkills, created to support young people via competitions-based training, assessment and benchmarking.   

Tanya Graham, Sciences’ Head of Analytical Services, said: “We offer huge congratulations to Anastasiya, Abbi and Wiktoria on their success in the WorldSkills UK development programme. We are delighted for you and extremely proud of the achievement of all our HLAs who competed.  

“Almac’s apprenticeship programmes enable students to develop the technical knowledge and skills they need to support projects at different stages in drug development. The support and mentorship we offer our apprentices, as well as the opportunity to take part in competitions like WorldSkills, really helps our apprentices develop valuable interpersonal skills and grow in confidence in their respective roles.” 

Almac’s partnership with Southern Regional College has created 66 apprenticeship jobs, over two thirds of whom are still working within the group and we are aiming to train over 100 apprentices by 2025. 



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