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What is SkillBuild?

SkillBuild, delivered by CITB, is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices.

As the biggest and longest running construction skills competition, we’re looking for skill and talent that is built to last.

A series of competitions sees the very best compete against each other to be crowned a winner in their chosen trade. Much like the Olympics, as each level of competition progresses, competitors will be tested not only on their technical abilities, but on their time management, character and commitment, and the competitions can help them build their own confidence, self-esteem and life skills.

SkillBuild Regional Qualifiers

The Regional Qualifiers run UK-wide, from April to June each year. These one-day events bring together apprentices and trainees, with the overall eight highest-scoring competitors in each specialist skill going through to the next round – the SkillBuild UK National Final.


SkillBuild UK National Final

The skill levels increase and the pressure intensifies as competitors from across the UK are brought together for a three-day event, as part of WorldSkills UK ‘LIVE’. Medals are awarded at a closing ceremony, with the potential for the highest-scoring eligible recipients to join the WorldSkills UK ‘Squad UK’ and progress into international competition.

Unfortunately, as a direct consequence of COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 UK National Final was cancelled.”

See the results of the UK National Final 2019.


The EuroSkills competition runs every two years, with participation by 28 European countries. The intervening time is a period of intense training, during which Squad UK members, with SkillBuild medallists among them, strive for selection in their chosen skills. Medallists from 2018 and 2019 were chosen to compete at Euroskills Graz 2020, (now postponed to January 2021).”

Find out more about EuroSkills.


The UK participates at WorldSkills; the world's largest international skills competition. SkillBuild medal winners from the 2018 and 2019 competitions were selected for Team UK at WorldSkills Shanghai 2021.

WorldSkills Shanghai 2021 has been postponed to 2022 - find out who was selected for Team UK.

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