A trainee has won a place at the finals of the UK’s largest multi-trade competition, SkillBuild 2013.
Lewis Robertson, 21, has already triumphed at the North East regional heat of SkillBuild and will compete against other regional winners at the Skills Show, the UK’s biggest skills and careers show at the NEC Birmingham in November.
Robertson, a CITB apprentice who is employed by DPC Screeding and studies at Newcastle College, will be competing in the plastering category against the best trainees in the country.
The three-day competition is staged by CITB, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry, and will see more than 100 individuals battling to be crowned the best in their field in a range of skills from stonemasonry to painting and decorating.
Mick Hamill regional delivery manager for CITB in the North East, said: “The SkillBuild 2013 finals will celebrate the enormous amount of construction talent across the nation. The finals bring together the country’s most promising construction trainees and we are really excited to see another year of outstanding achievement.
“SkillBuild encourages excellence, helps to raise standards in training and is an exciting way to showcase the outstanding talent coming into the construction industry.”