Welder, Reece Taylor from Consett, has become a member of the Squad UK Pool; this is the first step towards the next International WorldSkills Competition. He is currently serving an apprenticeship at Dyer Engineering in Consett, County Durham, and is training for his welding qualifications at Derwentside College. All of the top three highest scoring candidates from the North East Regional Semi Final of SkillWeld2013 are apprentices at Derwentside College.
Managing Director of Dyer Engineering, said:
We are delighted at the recognition Reece is receiving from his participation in the SkillWeld competition. It reflects fantastically on his individual skill and talent, but also underlines the importance and emphasis we at Dyer Engineering place on training people within our business and developing our own pipeline of talent for the future success of our business.”
Reece was one of just ten welders from the Semi-Finals invited to compete at the national final – held at The Skills Show, in the NEC Birmingham. The winner will be crowned SkillWeld 2014 champion, the UK’s most prestigious, national welder competition.
Being part of the Squad UK Pool will enable Reece to take part in further specialist training, leading to the final selection of Team UK. Team UK will represent the UK at the 43rd WorldSkills competition in São Paulo, Brazil in August 2015. This final WorldSkills Competition takes place over four days, with over 800 competitors from 50 different countries competing in 45 different skills.
Derwentside College would like to wish Reece ‘Good Luck’ in the national final!
For more information about apprenticeships at Derwentside College please contact 01207 585900