SkillBuild is the largest multi-trade competition in the country for construction trainees and apprentices, covering ten craft occupations

SkillBuild 2014 is now underway!

Entries for SkillBuild 2014 have now closed and the Regional Heats have begun. Good luck to all those competitors who have entered. For the results of the regional heats, please visit our results page.

If you have any queries about the registration process, please email us on



SkillBuild is run by CITB with the endorsement of WorldSkills, competition managers for the bi-annual WorldSkills competitions, and covers ten craft occupations:

  • Bricklaying
  • Cabinet Making
  • Carpentry
  • Dry Walling Systems
  • Joinery
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Plastering
  • Roofing
  • Stonemasonry
  • Wall and Floor Tiling

National Final 2013

For the first time, the SkillBuild National Final took place alongside the Skills Show at NEC, Birmingham. The competition ran between Wednesday 13 and Friday 15 November 2013

For further information on the National Final, including the results, please visit the National Final page.

Regional Heats 2014

14 regional heats will take place across England, Scotland and Wales : 

The regional heats involve students working on test plans which take a day to complete, with the highest scorers put forward to compete in the national final.

Drawings and tool lists from 2013 and earlier are available to download to use as practice.

There are New Entrant and Senior categories across all trades to encourage young people and those that have not entered a skills competition before to enter.

The two categories are defined as:

New Entrant – This level is applicable to students who are working on a diploma or working towards their first year of training.

Senior – This level is applicable to students that have completed their Level 1 and are working towards Level 2/3

If you have any questions regarding the SkillBuild competition, please contact

World Skills

Success at the SkillBuild regional heats will give entrants the opportunity to challenge for a place on the WorldSkills UK team and progress to compete at the 2015 WorldSkills competition in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

To compete in international WorldSkills events, competitors must be no more than 22 years of age in the year of competition. For the 2015 WorldSkills event, competitors must have been born on or after the 1st January 1993.

Further helpful CITB information

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