19th MAY 2017

Exciting Job Opportunity 

An exciting new job opportunity exists for someone experienced in the construction industry.


The SWRTG is seeking a full-time Group Training Officer to maintain and develop a comprehensive training and advisory service to its member companies. If you feel you have the right skills, experience, and enthusiasm for the role, we look forward to hearing from you.


Click here for our Job Description.


Use our Contact Form to send us your details. When using the subject 'apply for GTO job' you can attach your CV


And they are OFF..

To the SkillBuild Heats in St Austell again!


Having had apprentices in the heats and the final for several years now the

SWRTG are competing once more at SkillBuild.


This year the South West Roof Training Group are putting 2 candidates

forward to compete in the 2017 SkillBuild heat which is being held in St Austell.





Our 2 candidates are:

Tom Thompson of A L King Roofing, Melksham                     

Ryan Holland of Wheeler Roofing, Truro.


The heat is due to take place on the 15th June 2017 the lads will need to work hard to gain a place in the national final held later in the year.



We all wish both apprentices the very best of luck & hope they enjoy the experience.



Thanks must go to the employers who once again have stepped up to the mark to give their support to the lads.


What is SkillBuild?​

The Skillbuild competition is organised by CITB and has been running for more than 45 years.

The competition sees the very best in construction talent compete against each other to be crowned the SkillBuild winner in their chosen craft occupation.


SkillBuild consists of a number of regional heats and a National Final for the following ten craft occupations:

  • Bricklaying

  • Cabinet making

  • Carpentry

  • Dry walling systems

  • Joinery

  • Painting and decorating

  • Plastering

  • Roofing

  • Stonemasonry

  • Wall and floor tiling


There are two competitions that form the SkillBuild competition:


Senior competition

The Senior competition is designed for those who are studying a minimum of NVQ level 2 in their chosen craft occupation.

Senior competitors may have the opportunity to progress to the National Final.


New Entrant competition

The New Entrant competition is designed for students in their first year of training, or for those studying for a diploma or similar introductory qualification.


Regional heats

Regional SkillBuild heats are held over one day at various colleges throughout the UK from April to June each year.

When the heats have been completed, the highest scoring competitors (this may not necessarily be the heat winners) will have the opportunity to progress through to the SkillBuild National Final.

The National Final is a three-day competition and currently held as part of the Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham.

Finalists at the SkillBuild National Final may also have the opportunity to go on to represent the United Kingdom in international skills competitions such as EuroSkills and WorldSkills.

 The 2017 SkillBuild National Final will once again be held at the

NEC Birmingham, and will take place between 16-18 November. 


2017 Funding Now Available !

Grants are now available to support employers booking appropriate training and development through the Roofing Training Group. A total sum of £25,000 is available during the period 1st January to 31st December 2017 for distribution to our members. We generally offer a 50% discount on course fees. There is however a maximum of £2,500 per company that can be allocated plus a limit of £1,000 per individual employee. To qualify for the grants, employers must be CITB registered.


Grants are allocated on a first come, first served basis so book your training for 2017 now. Use it or lose it !


UK Roofing Awards &

NFRC 125th Anniversary Dinner

Be part of the biggest event in the roofing industry.
Since 2006, the UK Roofing Awards have become the industry-wide event that recognises and reward outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the roofing industry.

The event has become the ideal platform in which to entertain your team, clients, and customers, as well as providing an opportunity to network with others from the sector. 



Friday Guidance for Group/ Table Booking
If you are making a group booking, you will become the "lead person", and you will be asked to provide details of those in your group, including any special dietary requirements. We understand that you may not have these details at this stage.

complete the information you can, click save and continue to the checkout and confirmation pages. You will then be able to create a password and return to update your guest names and any special requirements at a later date.


Registration will close on the 10th May 2017 


Well done to our members (see image below)

a brilliant achievement