Dickies Workwear sponsored the SkillBuild UK National Final at the WorldSkills UK Live held at the Birmingham NEC in November.

The SkillBuild element is organised by the Construction Industry Training Board, with categories including bricklaying, carpentry and plastering. Dickies provided contestants with workwear, including the Phoenix and Elora style safety trainers, which feature Dickies’ latest outsole technology, along with trousers, SkillBuild branded T-shirts and coveralls. Contestants also received a hoodie, discount voucher and backpack for taking part, and the winners in all categories were given a £50 Dickies voucher.

“The right workwear can play a big part in preparing apprentices for the best start in their careers. Comfort, practicality and safety are key, but cultivating the right image is also important. We’re confident the items we’re providing will give contestants the best support throughout the competition and we hope they’ll continue to get use from them as they embark on their first jobs,” said James Whitaker, marketing director at Dickies Workwear.