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Congratulations to Kieran Pearce who has won first place in the regional qualifier for SkillBuild 2024 in Carpentry. Nescot was delighted to host the final round of the regional heats yesterday (04.07.24) for SkillBuild 2024 for Carpentry, Furniture and Cabinet Making. For the full set of results visit the SkiillBuild website here.

Kieran has completed his Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry at Nescot. The SkillBuild Carpentry competition is designed to reflect the role of a carpenter and the standards that are expected within the construction industry.

George Keith, Head of Curriculum for Construction, Trades and Green Technology at Nescot said, “It’s a fantastic achievement and we are very proud of Kieran and wish him all the very best with the next steps of the competition. Well-done to him and all the competitors who took part in the SkillBuild 2024 regional qualifying round hosted at Nescot. The level of talent was outstanding and impressive.

“We were grateful for the opportunity to host the regional heats and showcase our incredible facilities. It was a pleasure welcoming all the competitors taking part to our carpentry workshops.”

SkillBuild, delivered by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), is the largest and longest running multi-trade competition in the UK for construction apprentices and learners. A series of competitions sees the very best compete against each other to be crowned a winner in their chosen trade. Competitors are tested on their technical abilities, time management, character and commitment. Helping to develop confidence, self-esteem and life skills.

SkillBuild Regional Qualifiers take place across the UK, with the overall eight highest-scoring competitors in each specialist skill going through to the next round – SkillBuild National Final. For more information on SkillBuild visit their website here.

Nescot offers a wide range of Carpentry courses from full-time and part-time to apprenticeships. Our courses combine practical and theory sessions offering hands on skills with on-the-job experience of carpentry and joinery. Explore our courses on our website here.