Skills on Show: SkillBuild 2018
SkillBuild, delivered by CITB, is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices. The biggest and longest running competition of its kind, SkillBuild champions skill and talent that is built to last.
Tilgear has been supporting SkillBuild for several years and are delighted to be doing so again in 2018. We’re looking forward to attending the competitions throughout the UK and marvelling at the amazing talent the events deliver year after year. We’ll also be providing backup tool kits for the competitors – just in case!
The competition sees the very best in young construction
talent compete against each other to be crowned winner in their chosen trade. The
- Furniture and Cabinet Making
- Painting and Decorating
- Plastering and Drywall Systems
- Roof Slating and Tiling
- Wall and Floor Tiling
The judging not only considers technical ability, it also takes into account time management, character and commitment. SkillBuild prides itself on providing an opportunity for competitors to build confidence, self-esteem and life skills and well as their technical competence.
The regional qualifiers are already underway, taking place from April to July across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Keep an eye on our LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates from all the regionals competitions.
The overall winners are then invited to take part in the UK National Final, a 3-day event with Bronze Silver and Gold medals up for grabs in each category. The highest scoring medal winners, who are age and skill eligible, will then progress through to Squad UK. These individuals then have the potential to be selected to compete at the European and global stages of the competition (EuroSkills Budapest 2018 and WorldSkills Kazan 2019).
"Training and apprenticeships are essential to the future, as vocational skills form a key part of the UK economy. SkillBuild is an excellent provision that raises the bar of construction skills to a world class level - the Olympics of vocational studies.
"Every year we’re impressed with the determination and dedication of the students to develop into highly skilled professionals with a full understanding of their subject. SkillBuild always attracts a large turnout, at good venues and creating a great atmosphere – the staff at Tilgear look forward to meeting customers at the regional heats and the finals in Birmingham NEC..”
Bill Tilbrook, Tilgear Sales Manager
Are you attending one of the regional qualifiers? Tweet us @tilgear to let us know and we’ll see you there!
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