After leaving school Simon completed a CITB carpentry apprenticeship. Simon’s skill was noticed by his tutors, who encouraged Simon to hone his skills by competing at regional, national and international competitions.
In 2013, Simon was a silver medallist at both Skills Competition Wales and the WorldSkills UK regional heats. To top this off, last year Simon won gold at the WorldSkills UK regional heat and furthermore was a silver medallist at EuroSkills in France. He became self-employed last October to dedicate more time to training, which currently takes up about a third of his week.
“It does take a lot of commitment but not many people can say they are in the Squad UK and hopefully I can make it into the team for Brazil.”