Patrick O'Leary has been named winner of the second UK-wide semi-final SkillPIPE competition heat to find the country's best pipefitter.

O’Leary, employed by NG Bailey and studying at the NG Bailey Engineering Academy, has scooped the top prize in the second UK-wide semi-final of the SkillPIPE competition to find the country’s best pipefitter.

Twenty-year-old O'Leary battled it out with other competitors at Burton and South Derbyshire College on 20 June. The challenge is part of the nationwide Skill M&E competitions organised by SummitSkills, the sector skills council for building services engineering.