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What is Skillbuild


SkillBuild, delivered by CITB GB, is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices. As the biggest and longest running skills competition, we're always looking for skill and talent that is built to last.

SkillBuild NI is about raising the status and standards of professional and technical education and training.

A series of competitions see the very best competitors compete against each other to be crowned 'Winner' in their chose trade. Much like the Olympics, as each competition level progresses, competitors will be tested not only on their technical abilities, but on their time management, character and commitment. The competitions also help competitors build their self confidence, self-esteem, and life skills.

What is the SkillBuild NI Regional Competition?

The Skillbuild NI Regional Competition organised and coordinated by CITB NI, is held annually each spring with the top local construction apprentices competing to win coveted titles ranging from brickwork to wall and floor tiling. The winners may then go on to represent Northern Ireland in the Skills Show UK and potentially at WorldSkills.

The Skills NI competitions is designed to test skills, technique, ability within tight timeframes, and to identify the top performers in ten different trade areas. It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the high level of skills and the impressive talent within the workforce. Reflecting the high standards of training in our local training network and commitment to excellence demonstrated by the competitors.

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