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

SkillBuild National Final 2023

The National Finals are a result of the UK and devolved nations' best apprentices and learners battling it out against each other in the SkillBuild Regional Qualifiers to become one of the top 8 highest scoring competitors in their trade. You can view the Regional results here.

After over 1,000 registrations across 10 construction trades and 17 regional heats, the top 8 are due to compete at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes to battle it out for a final time to be crowned the winner in their trade at the SkillBuild National Final Competition from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 November 2023.

The competitors will need to construct a project created by our expert panel of judges, over 3 days, within an 18-hour time frame. The competition project will test their knowledge, skills and abilities and will be marked by our expert panel of judges at the end of the 3-day competition. Competitors will also need to be able to work under pressure, within strict timelines, ensure they adhere to health and safety protocols and will need to impress with their talent and finesse.

Visitors are welcome to observe the competition and will have the opportunity to have a go at a range of inspiring activities that highlight construction trades at our designated careers experience hub, the Construction Showcase, open on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 from 10:00 to 15:00. There will also be an opportunity for visitors to attend our Continual Professional Development sessions which will be hosted by our expert panel of judges in all 10 of our trades. You can see our trade categories below.

The competition will be open to visitors on Wednesday 22 November 2023 and Thursday 23 November 2023 from 09:00.

We wish all of our National Finalists the best of luck – We look forward to seeing you all in November! See our Eventbrite page for tickets or more information:


This Year's National Finalists

Get involved

Interact with the competition across social media by using the hashtag #SkillBuild2023.

Make sure to check out Go Construct on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube to keep up-to-date with the latest news and highlights of the competition.

If you have any questions about SkillBuild 2023, get in touch with us at skillbuild@citb.co.uk.

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