TWI is delighted to be supporting the new welding skills competition known as The Great British Weld-Off. Dedicated to finding and showcasing the best of young British welding talent, the competition is open to those aged between 16-25 who have creative flair and a passion for the industry.
Ian Hogarth, from The Welding Institute, said: 'At The Welding Institute we look to assist and allow individuals to build a career in welding, and this competition really embraces these principles. Welding is used in all aspects of life - from the cars we drive, the bridges we build, to the construction of our homes. We want to inspire the next generation of UK welders and help guide them towards a successful career.'
Entrants will be required to demonstrate creativity, skill and safety awareness through participating in three head-to-head challenges in front of a panel which includes Ian, Richard Denholm from Speedy, and Michael Scarrott from EAL.
The competition offers teams of four the chance to showcase their skills and knowledge in welding through a series of competitive challenges. The contest will reward the winning team with a host of prizes including a one-year dedicated training programme with Morris Site Machinery and Speedy.� The winning team will also receive one year's membership of The Welding Institute and an ArcGen Weldmaker 165PS2 for their college or workplace, worth �3500. Second-place winners will receive a Kemppi Inverter Power Source worth �670, and third-place winners will receive �250 worth of Speedy engineering products. All the finalists go home with a trophy.
The competition will be judged in two stages: a paper-based entry for the first round (closing date 10 January 2014), followed by the competitive live 'Weld-Off' on 26 February 2014. The champions will be announced at an official awards ceremony on the evening of The Great British Weld-Off final at the Morris Site Machinery headquarters in Wolverhampton.
Supporting The Great British Weld-Off is part of TWI's commitment to developing the next generation of welders and engineers.
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