TWO construction trainees from Coleg Gwent proved they were at the top of their game after achieving success at the South Wales regional heat of SkillBuild.

The competition saw more than 70 trainees build, plaster and paint their way to success to be crowned the best in their chosen field.

Jessica Brown, 19, who lives in Pontypool and is employed by Bron Afon Community Housing Limited, achieved First in the Painting & Decorating Senior category, while Rebecca Duffield, 23, of Cwmbran, who is employed by Melin Homes, achieved First in the Painting & Decorating New Entrant category.

Jessica said: “The competition was really tough, but it was a great chance for me to show some of the skills that I use every day and to have these recognised.”

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