South Yorkshire plasterer hoping for national success after contest win

Kier apprentices win awards.
Kier apprentices win awards.
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An apprentice plasterer is hoping his success at a regional contest will stick with him.

Dominic Batty, who works for the Kier repairs service in Barnsley, won the senior wall and floor category in the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Skillbuild competition.

The 20-year-old, from Barnsley, is waiting to hear whether he has got through to the national event in Birmingham.

Dominic, who was put forward for the competition by Barnsley College, where he trains, said: “I was pleased to be put forward for this competition and am proud of my achievements so far.

Phil Oades, Kier senior operations director, said: “We are extremely proud of Dominic, not least for his competition win, but for his drive and determination to improve his skills after completing his plastering apprenticeship.”