College apprentice takes Bronze in regional Skill Build competition
College bricklaying apprentice, Andrew McNally, is celebrating this week after taking third prize in the North West regional heat of the UK’s largest multi-skills construction competition, which took place in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
Andrew, 22, has been a student of the college since 2014 and has become a highly competent practitioner of his craft. His outstanding bricklaying skills have enabled him to complete a level 2 diploma six months ahead of schedule and a level 3 national vocational qualification three months ahead of the usual completion date.
Over 150 young construction trainees and apprentices competed in this first round of Skill Build 2016 competitions which covers the ten craft occupations of bricklaying; cabinet making; carpentry; dry walling system; joinery; painting & decorating; plastering; roofing; stonemasonry; and wall and floor tiling.
He hopes to progress to the national finals later in the year, following the outcome of competitions taking place in other regions across the country throughout May and June.