Published on 4 - July - 2012
NG Bailey apprentice comes top in SkillPIPE semi-final
N G Bailey's Patrick O'Leary has won top prize in the second UK-wide semi-final of the SkillPIPE competition to find the country's best pipefitter.
Richard Burley, Vice Principal of Burton and South Derbyshire College, winner Patrick O'Leary and Neil Collishaw, SummitSkills
Patrick, who is studying at the N G Bailey Engineering Academy, competed in the second semi-final heat of the SkillPIPE competition at Burton and South Derbyshire College on 20 June.
Another N G Bailey apprentice, Brendan Rudge, won second place and in the first semi-final held recently at Gateshead College, N G Bailey apprentices secured first, second and third places.
The challenge is part of the nationwide Skill M&E competitions organised by SummitSkills, the sector skills council for building services engineering. The highest-scoring competitors from across the two UK heats will go on to compete in the UK-wide finals of SkillPIPE, which will take place at The Skills Show at the NEC, Birmingham, in November.
For more information about the SkillPIPE competition visit www.skillmande.org.uk