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A final year apprentice has secured gold at the Skills Competition Wales 2020 Regional Finals.

Iwan Twigg, a third-year apprentice with PMS, recently secured gold in the Automotive Light Vehicle Technology regional heats held at Neath Port Talbot College.

Over 30 competitors took part in the competition during which they had to complete five tasks on five different automotive systems including: engine, transmission, electrical, chassis and inspection, with just 40 minutes allowed per task.

Completing each task to an exceptional standard, Iwan impressed the judges making him a clear winner. With regional heats taking place in Scotland, England and Wales, the top three from each event will now progress to the national finals at the Daventry Ford Factory later this year.

If successful in Daventry, Iwan could see himself competing at WorldSkills UK at the NEC Birmingham during November 2020.

Following the competition Iwan commented: “This was the first competition that I have taken part in so it was quite daunting but with everything I have learnt through my apprenticeship I was well prepared. Once I got started I actually enjoyed putting my skills to the test and I’m now looking forward to the national heats”.

Automotive senior lecturer, Alex Edwards put Iwan forward for the competition and added: “Iwan is a very confident and competent technician. Throughout the course he has excelled in all practical tasks and has a real passion for his career in the automotive industry. I am very proud and pleased that Iwan’s skills were recognised at the competition and on behalf of everyone in the Pembrokeshire College Automotive Technology team I wish him every success in the future”.