Karl Builds His Way to 2nd Place in Guild of Bricklayers Finals


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Huge congratulations to Apprentice bricklayer, Karl Harrison who achieved second place in the Junior Category at the Guild of Bricklayers National Finals this week.

The national competition has been run­ning since the 1970s, and sees students and trainees from across the country battle it out to impress industry judges with their construction skills and ability.

Karl secured his place in the final by winning the Yorkshire Regional Heat held here at Hull College last month and travelled to South Staffordshire College to go up against competitors from eight different colleges on Wednesday.

During an intense five-hour contest, each participant was given a unique struc­tur­al draw­ing which they had to inter­pret, mea­sure and build to demonstrate their ability in the field. Judges also watched closely to see competitors worked safely and that waste materials was minimal.

Reflecting on Karl's achievement, Darren Storrer - Head of The Institute of Building Technologies - said: "Competing in a prestigious competition such as the Guild of Bricklayers is fantastic for stu­dents’ confidence and for their CV. It can be nerve-wracking when your skills are put to the test, but Karl rose to the challenge and everyone at The Institute of Building Technologies is so proud of what he has achieved."

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