Wood occupations apprentice comes third at regional competition

Ashton Hewitt, a wood occupations apprentice, came third at the Worldskills UK competition yesterday (April 20th).

Ashton, who is an apprentice carpenter with Kingston Building Contractors in Tiverton, competed in the regional heat in the senior Carpentry category at South Devon College.

He had to show off his skills in a timed task - with six hours to complete a challenging piece of work. 

After winning third place, Ashton left with a certificate, a medal, a new set of chisels, a new set of screwdrivers, a tape measure, and more.

Marc Sevette, Wood Occupations Lecturer, said: “This type of exercise is extremely rich and inspiring for young apprentices and I am, together with the team at Petroc, extremely proud of his achievement.”