28th November 2019

The SkillBuild UK final saw many competitors striving for success. Andy Thomson, South Devon College Carpentry student, was one of few in the country that achieved that great success, attaining the Bronze medal for the Carpentry sector.

The task was to create a hexagonal bench with a roof structure. The way this was done is that each competitor in the category had their own side to do which they then all attached together at the end to create this magnificent structure.

SkillBuild, a multi-trade competition in the UK, showcases the talent of construction trainees and forms a part of WorldSkills UK LIVE. The three-day event attracted around 70,000 people from families, educational institutes and employers, exhibiting the variety of skills and career opportunities available.

There were four industry areas that the UK National Finals covered; Health Hospitality & Lifestyle, Construction & Infrastructure, Digital, Business & Creative and Engineering & Technology.

Well done Andy on this great achievement! It will be a great accolade to hold moving forward in your career and is certainly going to provide many more opportunities moving forward.

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