Two computer students from Epsom brought back medallions from an international competition in Budapest for students and apprentices.

Shane Carpenter and Cameron Barr, who study at Nescot College, were given the awards at the closing ceremony of EuroSkills on September 29.

The pair were part of the 22-strong Team UK group who travelled to Budapest for EuroSkills, after months of training and mentoring.

Mr Carpenter and Mr Barr were among the participants praised by the minister for skills and apprentices during a reception at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster

Anne Milton MP told Team UK they were “doing their country proud” before the group flew to Budapest for the competition.

EuroSkills is open to students and apprentices in digital, engineering, construction and professional industries.

The competition aims to recognise the most talented students and apprentices in Europe.

Nescot College principal Frances Rutter said: “To compete and win at this elite level is exceptional, and I know the whole college is proud of Shane and Cameron’s incredible achievements.

“EuroSkills is a brilliant opportunity for students and apprentices to show what they are capable of, and this success is a testament to Shane and Cameron’s hard work, determination and talent.”

Dr Neil Bentley, CEO of WorldSkills UK, said: “These brilliant young people, training and preparing to be among the very best in Europe, are the UK’s new generation of high flyers

“Governments, employers and the education sector must embrace this success and use the energy and momentum generated here to inspire to help propel economic growth and productivity.”