THE search is in for Britain’s best builders.

And Huddersfield Technical College is to host a regional final of the Skillbuild event

– Britain’s biggest skills competition to find the best young builder from across the construction trades.

Budding building idols will compete in a wide range of construction trades including bricklaying, carpentry, cabinet making, joinery and painting and decorating at the Yorkshire and Humber heat on June 27. The national final will be held at Leeds College of Building in October.

The competition is open to the tens of thousands of 17 to 21 year old men and women who are currently training in construction, through further education colleges or work-based apprenticeships.

Sarah Fenton, Apprenticeship Manager ConstructionSkills in Yorkshire and Humber said: “SkillBuild is Britain’s biggest skills competition, we want to see it grow exponentially over the next three years and to raise the quality of entrants in the run up to WorldSkills in London in 2011. Britain has some extremely talented young tradespeople who deserve to be recognised, both at home, and on the international stage. I would like to encourage colleges and employers to enter their best young builders into this great competition.”

National winners will go forward to represent their country in WorldSkills, the skills “Olympics”, held every two years in different cities across the world. The next WorldSkills will be held in 2009 in Calgary, Canada. In 2011, London is hosting WorldSkills.

To enter; contestants can visit to find out how. After registering they can just turn up on the day with their tools.