Riverside College Brickwork Student becomes North West Champion


Brickwork student and Harry Fairclough Construction Ltd apprentice Jordan Ireland is celebrating after becoming Senior Northwest Champion at the prestigious Guild of Bricklayers North West Competition.
Held at The City of Liverpool College, the skilled student beat out competition from other colleges in the region to take the title after displaying a high level of precision and technique.

Competitors were given a detailed job plan which they had ten minutes to study; they then had six hours to construct the requirements of the brief.

Jordan Ireland northwest guild of bricklayers champion

After his impressive win, Jordan was awarded the Guild of Bricklayers Shield which dates back from 1986, bricklaying tools and prize money. He also secured a place to represent the North West in the National Finals which will take place at Derby College on June 21st.

Darren Moore, Programme Area Leader for Construction and Engineering at Riverside College, said “Jordan’s performance in the competition was fantastic; he worked to a very high standard throughout and produced a top quality job. Jordan should be very proud of his achievement.

Jordan Ireland northwest guild of bricklayers champion

“I am very proud to see our name next to Jordan’s on the shield. Congratulations must go to his employer Harry Fairclough and his college teacher Sam Heyes for the fantastic support and training that has turned him into such a talented bricklayer.

“Jordan will now undergo further training at Riverside College to prepare him for the National Final on June 21st at Derby College. Myself and everyone at the college wish him all the luck in the world.

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