Belper’s top welder

A BELPER welder is in the running for the title of Britain’s most talented trainee welder.

Ryan Smith, 20, a trainee welder at Doosan Power Systems, has been named as one of 11 finalists in SkillWeld 2012.

Ryan has been invited to participate in the final stage of the competition at TWI Cambridge on April 10 to 12.

Chris Eady, from SkillWeld, said: “The finalists have already demonstrated their ability to achieve a very high standard of work and I am looking forward to seeing what they can do at the final event next month.”