Two Bridgwater & Taunton College Apprentices, Ben Kidner and Alex Rendall, have been announced winners at the 2019 SkillELECTRIC UK final.
Following a series of challenging regional heats earlier this year, Ben and Alex went head-to-head against six other talented young electricians at the final last weekend at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills and careers event, attracting around 70,000 visitors, at the NEC Birmingham.
As they battled for first prize, the SkillELECTRIC finalists were asked to install a complicated 2-day practical task set to a strict timescale and against rigorous marking criteria.
Ben Kidner, employed by Rogers Restorations Ltd, took home Gold which adds to his previous success this year when he was crowned SPARKS UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year 2019. Alex Rendell, employee at J Norris Electrical, was honoured to receive a special ‘Highly Commended’ mention for his work.
Well done to the two competitors and to all the staff who were involved in the training and supporting the students. Both apprentices are now awaiting to hear on 2 December if they will be selected to be part of the UK squad at the 2020 World Skills competition in Shanghai, China.
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