Now in its third year, the Weld Off competition is once again on the hunt for the UK’s top young welders aged 16 - 26 to use their bright sparks to translate ‘God Save the Queen’ into a piece of welded creativity.

Launched in early January by Morris Site Machinery’s welding brand ArcGen, in conjunction with EAL, Speedy Services and KEMPPI, the competition will challenge entrants to demonstrate their ability and knowledge with a Q&A and safety round, a welding skills section and a creative test.

Phil Winnington, Managing Director at Morris Site Machinery, said: “This is a great opportunity for budding young welders to think around this very current theme and bring to life their own spin on it. We’re expecting some great interpretations and fantastic entries to demonstrate all the talent out there. The UK welding industry is a competitive one and we want to help young people get ahead and enhance their skills and knowledge with this competition.”

Competition head judge, EAL Product Specialist, Michael Scarrott, said: “We are keen to encourage young people to learn skills and gain confidence that will help them be successful in careers in valuable industries such as welding. We would urge students either employed in industry or at college, and employers and tutors, to get a team together and enter Weld Off 2016 ahead of the closing date on 11th March.”

The Live Weld Off will take place on Wednesday 11th May 2016 at Speedy National Distribution Centre, Emperor Point, Centurion Way, Centurion Park, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77 5PH

For more information and to download the application pack, please visit the Weld Off webpage.

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