Welding apprentice enters national competition

Hard-working welding apprentice, Kevin Crane, has entered the Construction Metalwork (Fab & Weld) 2019 competition.

Kevin has been working and developing his skills with his employer, MGF Excavation since February 2018.

Kevin commented: “I always knew I wanted to be a welder, attending an open day at MGF with New College Durham solidified this and I applied as an apprentice. I’m excited to stay here for a career after my apprenticeship.”

Kevin is determined and motivated to become a skilled welder and fabricator. To put his skills to the test, and to pursue professional and personal development, he decided to enter and take part in the nationwide skills competition.

It has been noted that Kevin continuously demonstrates a willingness and keenness to learn and develop his skills within his role. Durham Foreman Ger Hallahan said: “Kevin has shown his value to our team through his individual performance during challenging times in our workshop.”

The Construction Metalwork (Fab & Weld) is a competition that is organised by World Skills UK with partners SEMTA and The Welding Institute supported by the Association for Welding, Fabrication, Training and Education.

15 colleges across the UK are taking part, with 62 competitors, including Kevin. The top 10 fabricators will compete in the final in November 2019. Good Luck Kevin!