Construction trainee wins silver award

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AN ARBROATH construction trainee is celebrating after having come second in the roof sheeting and cladding category at the national final of SkillBuild, the UK’s largest multi-trade competition.

Kane Scott (20) competed against three other finalists in his category at a tense three-day final which took place at Preston College last week.

Run by CITB-ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board, the SkillBuild 2012 UK final saw the top-scoring finalists compete in a wide range of specialist categories including bricklaying, joinery, carpentry and stonemasonry.

This year, almost 1,000 entrants took part in 14 regional heats across the UK in a bid to make it to the final.

Kane, who is employed by North East Contracts and attends National Construction College Scotland was awarded second place at the closing awards ceremony and reception at Preston Guild Hall last Friday.

He commented: “I am absolutely delighted. It’s great to get a place in the top two. The competition was tough, but it has been worth all the hard work and preparation.

“I would like to thank my college and employer for all their support and help and also everyone at SkillBuild for a great competition.”