SOMERSET College will host the regional heat of this year’s SkillBuild construction competition.

The region’s top trainees will battle it out in a wide range of construction trades.

They will be put through their paces in their chosen trade, and highest scoring students will win a place at the UK final in September in Preston.

Chris Lacey, director of curriculum for further education at the college, said: “We are delighted to host this important skills competition for the twelfth year running.

"Students prepare for it intensively as part of their course and we are very supportive of the event, which leads on to the prestigious UK WorldSkills - with winners hopefully from the South-West.”

The event is on May 17.