What is the Skill Build Competition?
CITB Skill Build is one of the largest construction multi trade competitions within the United Kingdom. It covers ten trades and is run by CITB. The competition is a chance for colleges around the country to nominate their students who are currently undertaking formal qualifications. The majority of applicants who are selected are working towards an apprenticeship. This year Construction Training Specialists attended the Regional Heat held at the College of West Anglia in Kings Lynn.
The competition comprises of regional heats from April to June each year, and a national final in the autumn. SkillBuild has been running for over 45 years and sees the very best in construction talent compete against each other to be crowned the SkillBuild winner in their chosen trade. This year there was a high number of applicants who participated in the competition. Construction Training Specialists are proud to announce that out of the number of candidates who took part, 7 of our students took home Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. Construction Training Specialists would like to take this opportunity to not only thank the students that took part in this competition but to congratulate them. Overall the day was a complete and utter success. Not only has this given the students a confidence boost and boost to their career it has filled them with a real sense of achievement. We are extremely proud of all of our students and again would like to thank them. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the employers who let their employees train vigorously for the event and for letting them participate in the competition, without your cooperation we couldn’t of been able to.
The trades that were assessed were:
- Cabinet Making
- Dry Walling Systems
- Painting and Decorating
- Wall and Floor Tiling
Matthew Fuller – Site Carpentry (Gill Build) Silver Medal
Sacha Blyth – Bricklaying (Persimmon homes) Silver Medal
Aiden Pinkham- Joinery (Broadland Windows) Bronze Medal
Tobi-Lee Gallant – Painting and Decorating (MITIE) Silver Medal
Josh Pryor- Plastering (RFT) Gold Medal