Rhys Boni wins SkillELECTRIC gold

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23-year old Rhys Boni has been crowned 2018 SkillELECTRIC champion after excelling in a two-day practical competition at WorldSkills UK LIVE – the nation’s largest skills and careers event with over 80,000 visitors. 

Boni, who trained with the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), took top marks over his fellow finalists in a complicated electrical installation task comprising four circuits with various components and equipment.

The task had to be completed within a strict timeframe and was marked against tough criteria including wiring and connection skills, inspection and testing and measuring and marking out, which had to be accurate within + / - 2mm. 

Taking second place and a silver medal was Paul Anderson from McGill & Co Ltd, SECTT and Dundee & Angus College. Third place and a bronze medal went to Michael White of JJ Electrical and York College. 

SkillELECTRIC is organised by NET, in conjunction with WorldSkills UK, and has the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) as its lead sponsor.