Hainford welder Josh Peek to take part in Worldskills Finals

Welder Josh Peek who will be taking part in the Worldskills finals. Picture: Worldskills UK

Welder Josh Peek who will be taking part in the Worldskills finals. Picture: Worldskills UK - Credit: Worldskills UK

An apprentice welder is representing his country by showing off his craft in an international competition.

Josh Peek, from Hainford, is taking part in the Wprldskills finals in Abu Dhabi as part of Team UK.

The four-day contest will see apprentices compete in a number of disciplines for gold, silver and bronze medals in a similar set up to the Olympics.

Mr Peek learnt his craft at Great Yarmouth College and now works for L&G Engineering.

Team UK is supported by Worldskills UK, which is funded by the Department for Education, and is made up of 34 current or former apprentices.

At the last WorldSkills Finals in 2015, held in Sao Paulo, Team UK finished seventh, above favourites France and Germany.

Dr Neil Bentley, chief executive of WorldSkills UK, said: 'Team UK achieved its best ever result in 2015 – and that level of performance is what we are aspiring to.'