Over the last two years, apprentice Shane Everett has worked hard to be able to compete in Skillbuild, the UK’s biggest skills competition.

Previously, Shane took part in a regional Skillbuild competition and won a place in the Skillbuild National Final.

The Final was held at the NEC in Birmingham where Shane competed against the top 10 carpenters. Shane came second in the competition and was selected by Worldskills UK to be one of the five candidates to undergo further training and scrutinisation from experts during a series of weeks of specialist training, the final three were selected and Shane was one of them.

The Worldskills competition this year, was held on the 29th March and finished three days later. Unfortunately Shane did not go through to the finals in Abu Dhabi, but he continues to work hard on his skills for the future.