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Wirral graduate scoops top prize in national forensic science competition

Published: Saturday, 05 December 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

A talented forensics graduate from the Wirral has overcome tough competition from across the UK to scoop the top prize at the WorldSkills UK Skills finals.

The event, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham, occurs on an annual basis and aims to inspire young people and adults to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills.

Chloe Walsh, 21, from Greasby, obtained a place in the competition finals after achieving an impressive score in the Forensic Science Competition heats, which are run by Complete Forensics (C.I.C). 

Asides from being a dream come true to Chloe, winning this award was also hard work as she had to spend a total of six gruelling hours examining a mock murder crime scene. She also had to take part in a lengthy laboratory workshop test and helped to showcase equipment demonstrations to thousands of visitors. 

Ms Walsh described the feeling of winning gold as “absolutely amazing” before adding she would do it all over again given the opportunity.

“I've wanted to be a forensic scientist since I was 12-years-old so it was a dream come true to win this award and already it is opening up doors for possible jobs,” she explained. 

Dr Anya Hunt, the Chartered Society of Forensic Science's chief executive, presented all winners with their medals on the day. 

Asides from winning this impressive award, Chloe also achieved a first-class degree in forensic science and criminal investigation from the University of Central Lancashire earlier this year, suggesting she has a bright future ahead of her. Two current second year students on the same course, Nia Davies-Sheldon and Denise Epiboli scooped silver and bronze respectively at the awards.

Following successes in 2013, it isn’t the first time the University of Central Lancashire has claimed all three prizes in the competition either.

Grad Plus has plenty of roles for any of the graduate talent pool that are currently assessing their options

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