The largest and longest-running construction skills competition in the UK returns, as registration opens for SkillBuild 2022.  SkillBuild is delivered by CITB and forms a part of WorldSkills UK, often dubbed the ‘skills Olympics.’  As preparations for another year get underway, WorldSkills UK are on the look-out for talented construction trainees to go head-to-head in a bid to be crowned the winner of their chosen trade.

The regional qualifiers run UK-wide, from April to June each year.  During the one-day event, competitors will be tested not only on their technical abilities, but on their time management, problem solving and skills working under pressure.  Across WorldSkills as a whole, there are more than 60 competitions available.  Included in this are nine Foundation Skills competitions aimed at learners with special educational needs and disabilities, additional learning needs, or who need additional support for learning.  Those who excel in the qualifiers will be invited to take part in the national finals, in November 2022.

Specifically for the finishes and interiors sector are competition categories for Plastering and Plastering and Drywall Systems, Joinery, Carpentry and Furniture and Cabinet Making. For more information and details of how to enter go to: