Harry Scolding is a 20-year-old joinery expert, proud to be a part of both HDS Joinery and Team UK for the upcoming euroskills 2023 competition in Gdansk. From a young age, Jason has had an unwavering passion for creating and building things, and that passion has led him to a fulfilling career in the world of joinery.
His qualification journey began with an apprenticeship in Level 2 joinery, where he immersed himself in the art of woodworking. As his skills and dedication grew, he progressed to Level 3 with another employer, honing his expertise in the craft.
Harry’s career goals are centred around mastering the art of joinery and showcasing his craftsmanship in various projects. The journey of participating in international competitions has not only allowed him to learn new techniques and skills but have also provided him with valuable exposure to different styles and trends in joinery.
Beyond the workshop, his passion lies in creating things from scratch. As a child, he started by making small projects from cardboard, and his projects grew in complexity as he matured. His backyard shed became his workshop, filled with tools he bought with the money earned from his Saturday job and paper route. Hours spent in the workshop, learning from YouTube videos, crafting wooden signs, cat steps, and even a fully operational semi-automatic rubber band gun, solidified his love for joinery.
In high school, his talent for joinery was recognised by his construction tutor, who encouraged him to explore apprenticeships. Despite the prevailing advice to pursue university, he followed his heart and found himself an apprenticeship at a shop fitting company. The experience was transformative, and he thrived on the real projects and challenges given to him.
Good luck in Poland Harry!