Leicester college student Kayleigh Gee wins first place at the WorldSkills UK Caring competition

Kayleigh GeeLocal girl Kayleigh Gee, who’s studying health and social care at Leicester College, was awarded first place in the first round of the WorldSkills UK Caring Competition, launched at Leicester College by the National Skills Academy for Social Care and UK Skills last week. “I’ve only been a social care worker for 14 months,” says Kayleigh “but from the first day I started I knew this was the perfect career path for me.”

Kayleigh was one of the participants who competed in the gruelling two-day event in the hopes of being awarded first, second or third place and progressing to the UK final of the Caring Competition in London.

Kayleigh was stunned to win the award, and says that she would really love to go onto to the 2010 UK final. Skills Academy Chief Executive, Liz McSheehy, said: “The WorldSkills UK Caring Competition provides a fantastic opportunity for people working in the sector and delivering outstanding care to receive formal appreciation and acknowledgement for what they do on a daily basis.”