Our Bricklaying Competition for 2021 run in partnership with SkillBuild, part of CITB, is being sponsored by St. Modwen, an expert in housebuilding and residential development. The competition assesses an individual’s technical, personal and employability skills against set criteria in a competitive timed environment. Our competition-based training programmes are designed by industry experts to raise standards in apprenticeships and technical education.

St. Modwen’s commitment to helping young people starting in the construction industry to develop the skills needed for today’s rapidly changing workplace requirements is a perfect match with our bricklaying competition. We believe that by working together we can help more young people in the construction industry achieve excellence at work. It’s not just the technical skills the training programme and competition addresses, it’s also about developing the employability skills such as reliability, teamwork, time management and communications that employers value so highly.

Head of National Competitions and Careers, Dee Aylett-Smith
Dee Aylett-Smith

Individuals who excel at the WorldSkills UK National Finals can be selected to join the WorldSkills UK International training and development programme with the possibility of being selected for Team UK and the chance to represent their country on the global stage at WorldSkills also known as the ‘skills olympics’, where they will compete with rivals from over 80 countries.

“As a business we strive for excellence in everything we do and have a strong track record of promoting skills during people’s early careers. That’s why we are proud to be supporting this important competition, getting the message out there to apprenticeships and students across the UK that our industry celebrates brilliance and offers great opportunities.”

Dave Smith, Managing Director of St. Modwen Homes

St. Modwen is a FTSE250 property developer focused on logistics and housebuilding with a national portfolio totalling £1.37bn. It delivers through two dedicated businesses: St. Modwen Logistics, which designs, builds, owns and manages high-quality logistics assets in the UK, and St. Modwen Homes, which creates high-quality, contemporary new homes. St. Modwen Logistics develops and manages urban and big box warehouses for customers including global logistics and e-commerce organisations as well as significant national and regional enterprises.

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