Wirral plumber wins Gold

Shane Trevitt, 22, has been awarded the gold medal in plumbing and heating at WorldSkills London 2011.

Shane Trevitt, 22, a plumber from Wirral, has been awarded the gold medal in plumbing and heating at the World’s largest skills competition; WorldSkills London 2011. Shane’s outstanding performance in the plumbing and heating category crowns him the best in the world.

Shane was part of Team UK who competed against 1000 competitors from 52 countries/regions, watched by over 200,000 visitors over the four days of tough competition. Training for the UK Plumbing and Heating team was sponsored by APHC.

Shane, employed by NG Bailey said: “It is an amazing feeling to be crowned the best in the world at plumbing and heating. Standing on the podium receiving my medal in front of a packed venue at The 02 Arena is an experience I will never forget. This is what I’ve been training for all this time, and I am just so pleased I’ve been able to make my family, friends, training manager and all those who have supported me along the way, so proud. Just as importantly, I hope my success will inspire others to think about their career options and that I’ve managed to show everyone that there are options for them. I’d definitely say that a career in plumbing is very rewarding!”

Well done to Shane on his fantastic achievement from all at the JIB-PMES.