The winners of this year’s SkillBuild National Finals have been announced by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), following an intense three-day competition at this year’s WorldSkills UK LIVE.

The largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices, SkillBuild encompasses competitions across ten trades. Among them,  Carpentry – Gold: Cai Henshaw, Grwp Llandrillo Menai; Furniture and Cabinet Making – Gold: Jack Eggleston, Cornwall College; Joinery – Gold: Alex Howe, West Suffolk College

The SkillBuild competitions were sponsored by supporters including Dickies Workwear, which provided clothing and safety footwear for all competitors, plus judges and delivery team members.

Nick James, partnership director at CITB, said: “It’s great to see such talented people from across the UK nations come together for the National Final of SkillBuild. These competitions offer an opportunity for trainees and apprentices to demonstrate their skills and gain their first steps into the industry. We are also grateful to have a globally recognised brand like Dickies, working in association with SkillBuild to provide appropriate workwear for staff and competitors.”