Joiners work with timber to construct doors, windows, fitted furniture and other permanent fixtures within buildings. They will often prepare items in a workshop before going to the site to install the completed items.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of a joiner and the standards that are expected within the construction industry.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Analytical

  • Attention to detail

  • Time keeping

  • Numerical ability

  • Manual dexterity

  • Problem solving

  • Health and Safety

  • Accuracy

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition and competitors must be proficient with the core competencies above.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • To be eligible to take part in WorldSkills Lyon 2023 you must be born on or after 1 January 2001.

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Learners who get through the passive stage (where they will be expected to prepare a submission for entry or participate in an online assessment), will be invited to take part in national qualifiers which take place across the UK between April and June. All competitors receive certification for their achievements at the qualifiers

The highest performers from the national qualifiers are invited to compete in the UK National Finals in November at WorldSkills UK LIVE, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event

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