Do you have what it takes to become the UK’s champion butcher?

Worldskills Butchery Competition

Picture caption: Last years’ finalist Codie-Jo Carr competing in last year’s WorldSkills UK competition final.

Do you have the skills, knowledge and dedication to become a champion butcher? A nationwide hunt is underway to find talented & skilled butchers to compete in the Butchery WorldSkills UK competition 2020.

WorldSkills UK Competitions are designed by industry experts and are free to enter. Participation in the competitions is proven to enhance an individual’s career prospects with 90% of entrants saying that they had seen improvements in their career prospects after taking part.

The competition focuses on the essential skills required for a successful career as a multi-skilled butcher within the food manufacturing industry. Butchers are tested for overall skill, innovation, creativity, presentation, work ethic, method and approach to tasks, carcass and primal utilisation, waste and safe and hygienic working practice.

To enter, butchers need no qualifications, but must not have completed a qualification higher than a level 4 in Food Manufacturing Excellence or equivalent. They must possess core competencies and the ability to work under pressure in front of an audience.

Online registration for WorldSkills UK Competitions 2020 opens from 2 March until 2 April 2020 at or to see more information about the competition visit the Butchery WorldSkills Competition page >>

Each successful entrant that makes it through the National Qualifiers, taking place between May and June 2020, in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Midlands and the South of England, will proudly represent their college, employer or training provider in the National Finals held at WorldSkills UK LIVE. Attracting over 70,000 visitors, WorldSkills UK LIVE is the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event which takes place from the 19 – 21 November at the NEC, Birmingham.

Organised by award-winning, Welsh training provider Cambrian Training, the butchery competition is supported by an Industry Steering Group and sponsored by The Institute of Meat, The National Craft Butchers, The Worshipful Company of Butchers and Hybu Cig Cymru/Meat Promotion Wales.

Any business or organisation wishing to sponsor this year’s competition is asked to contact Katy Godsell at Cambrian Training at or call 01938 555893 Option 4.

For more information or questions about the competition please contact Katy Godsell, Cambrian Training’s Marketing Manager, on Tel: 01938 555893 opt. 4 or email: