SkillBuild 2022 winners announced following Edinburgh finals

Jordan Maley

THE winners of the SkillBuild National Finals 2022 have been announced, after almost 80 construction trainees competed over three days at the ‘skills Olympics’.

Delivered by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in partnership with WorldSkills UK, the event offers a chance for trainees the chance to be be crowned winner of their chosen trade.

Following the regional qualifiers earlier this year, the National Finals took place at Edinburgh College. The event attracted around 1,000 school visitors from across Edinburgh and the Lothians, exhibiting the variety of career opportunities available within the industry.

Tim Balcon, CITB chief executive, said, “I’m delighted to have been able to attend yet another year of SkillBuild, my favourite day in the calendar. It’s fantastic to meet all the talented individuals and hear about their career aspirations. It’s so important that we support this next generation of talent coming through to industry, encouraging them to pursue their passions and reach their full potential.

“It’s initiatives like SkillBuild that really make a huge difference and I’d like to thank everyone involved in making this year’s competition possible. Many congratulations to all the winners and everyone who competed, you should all be incredibly proud of yourselves.”

Ben Blackledge, deputy chief executive, WorldSkills UK, added, “Congratulations to all the medal winners. It is a fantastic achievement, and we hope their success will inspire more people to consider an apprenticeship and technical training as a route to great career success. Using insights gained from our competition-based programmes, we work with our partners to raise standards in training, helping to drive economic growth across the UK.”

Jordan Maley, an apprentice at South Lanarkshire College, was awarded the gold medal in the Roof Slating and Tiling category. A total of seven slating and tiling apprentices competed this year and the win follows Jordan’s success a year ago at the inaugural Great British Slate Off.

Judges said his SkillBuild victory reflected ‘his accuracy and natural ability’, reporting that the competitors were given a ‘testing design within the slating task which Jordan took on extremely well’, producing an impressive and well-finished project.

The Roof Slating and Tiling competition was delivered by NFRC. Materials were contributed by BMI, CUPA PIZARRAS, Hambleside Danelaw, Proctor Roofshield, Midland Lead, SR Timber and SIG Roofing.

The full list of SkillBuild winners are as follows:


Gold – Jago Gamblin

Silver – James T-Coleman

Bronze – Shaun Baker


Gold – Andrew Elam

Silver – Ben Price

Bronze – Robin Luscombe

Highly Commended – Eliot Duff

Highly Commended – Osian James

Foundation Skills: Woodworking

Gold – Sam Johnson

Silver – Oliver Sayers

Bronze – Dantina Gillett

Highly Commended – Adam Szewc

Highly Commended – Matthew McCarthy

Furniture and Cabinet Making

Gold – Isaac Bingham

Silver – Conor Ellis

Joint Bronze – Ciaran Baggot & Thomas Knowles


Gold – Harry Scolding

Silver – Jack Corner

Bronze – Dion Evans

Painting and Decorating

Gold – Jade Oakes

Silver – Hattie Parnham

Bronze – Jacqui Hawthorne

Highly Commended – Joshua Thompson

Highly Commended – Paul Mason


Gold – Jordan McQuillan

Silver – Thomas Devine

Bronze – Joshua Woosnam

Highly Commended – Kieran Rowarth

Plastering and Drywall Systems

Gold – Zara Dupont

Silver – Hugh Treanor

Bronze – Prince Senyah

Highly Commended – Ben Henry

Highly Commended – Ashley Carragher

Roof Slating and Tiling

Gold – Jordan Maley

Silver – Jacob Blight

Bronze – Kyron Sharlotte

Highly Commended – Aeron Murray


Gold – Luke Maher

Silver – Douglas Stevens

Bronze – Marlene Lagnado

Highly Commended – James Lewis

Wall and Floor Tiling

Gold – Conor Nugent

Silver – Morgan Nutt

Bronze – Aaron Brady