THE TALENTED competitors who have made it through to the national finals of this year’s roofing Skillbuild competition have been revealed.
The finalists who have each earned their place in the national Skillbuild WorldSkills UK competition in November have already triumphed in the rounds of regional heats during the past three months.
The roofing contenders will join over 500 finalists from other trades and occupations competing for gold, silver and bronze place at competitions in venues across the four corners of the UK. These are Barking & Dagenham, Belfast Metropolitan, Blackpool & The Fylde, Cardiff & Vale, Edinburgh and Middlesbrough colleges, which will host a total of 62 finals in the week commencing 14 November.
The roofing finalists are:
Jordan Maley South Lanarkshire College, Scotland
Ronnie Guichard Eastern Region Roof Training Group Ltd, East of England
Jacob Blight South Devon College, South West
Aeron Murray Leeds College of Building, Yorkshire and Humberside
Kyron Sharlotte Leeds College of Building, Yorkshire and Humberside
Joshua Easton Leeds College of Building, Yorkshire and Humberside
Nile Moore South Devon College, South West
Benjamin Jones Bolton College, North West
The national roofing Skillbuild finals are designed to boost skills and confidence. Competitors have to complete roofing rigs to a strict specification and judging criteria in just 18 hours. The competition takes place in a dedicated roofing arena and contestants battle against the clock all while in full public view of the around 80,000 visitors who normally attend the inspirational careers event.
Alongside the drama of competition, the Worldskills event which stages the roofing competition features careers advisory events highlighting the apprenticeships, T-levels and technical education on offer across many trades and occupations. The workshops, masterclasses, and interactive sessions will provide the opportunity to talk directly to employers and industry experts.
Former apprentice and TV journalist Steph McGovern will be handing out medals from her Packed Lunch studio on Friday 25 November.
Follow and support the finalists with the hashtag #WSUKfinalists