Phil Houghton Wins Gold at World Skills UK Finals

We are thrilled to announce that Phil Houghton, Pitched Roofing Apprentice here at Eastern Roof Training, and employee of Avonside Roofing Braintree has won gold medal in the World Skills UK Finals in Birmingham on the 23rd of November 2019.

After qualifying for the finals back in June, Phil took part in an intense 3 days of roofing, competing against 7 other Pitched Roofing Apprentices from around the UK. Each student was given a specification to follow and left to use their knowledge and skill to complete the roof to the highest standard possible. Phil’s end result was enough to earn him first place and gold medal, a brilliant achievement for a talented young roofer.

Phil will now go on to compete in the round of the competition, against pitched roofers from other countries. It goes without saying that all at Eastern Roof Training are extremely proud of Phil’s achievement, which is a result of hard work and a fantastic attitude.