After coming first in their regional qualifiers over 85 finalists will compete in the finals of SkillBuild 2022.  Described as “the UK’s construction’s Olympics”, SkillBuild will be delivered by CITB in conjunction with WorldSkills and will take place at Edinburgh College from 14–17 November 2022.

All eight finalists in the Plastering and Drywall category are from FIS members:

  • George Batchelor and Archie Downham – Measom Dryline East Midlands
  • Ben Henry, Ashley Carragher, Hugh Treanor and Shaun McKenna – Errigal Contracts Northern Ireland
  • Zara Dupont is a student at Leeds College of Building
  • From Neath Port Talbot College Sammy Young will compete in the Carpentry category, Paul Mason will compete in Painting and Decorating, Jack Holmes and Jonathan Donaldson are competing in Plastering.

You can see the full list of finalists on the WorldSkills website

George Swann FIS Skills and Training Lead said:

If you are an employer and you have an opportunity it is well worth a visit to see what the competition is about.