Dowds plumbing apprentice, Abigail Reilly, goes for Gold!

We are all very proud here at Dowds Group of our plumbing apprentice, Abigail Reilly, who has headed off to Birmingham this week to compete in the WorldSkills UK LIVE finals.   In order to gain a place in the national finals, entries started off at over 3000 competitors which was whittled down to 500 for the national finals in total which runs across 70 different skill categories.

Abigail will be taking on the UK’s top young learners, competing for gold in the plumbing category. Finalists have to complete a set task in their respective skill area within a limited time in front of the 70,000 plus visitors attending the event. 

Everyone at Dowds wishes Abigail all the best of luck and support in this prestigious competition, we have no doubt she will do fantastic! 😊👩‍🔧🍀 #WSUKLIVE

Check out Abigail’s interview below with BBC Newsline on the preparation she has undertook for the competition and also her experience on being the only female whilst currently working on our South Lakes Leisure Centre project: