Students studying on the Brickwork courses at Riverside College have been competing at the annual internal skills competitions at the College.
All levels of bricklaying students have had the opportunity to impress the external judge, Mr Bob Wilson, a Senior Manager at the local construction company EBL.
The competition difficulty was increased this year, with all learners having to demonstrate a good understanding of job plans and preparation skills as well as the practical element of the competition which was completing an attached pillar with five different features.
The overall winner for 2013 was Thomas Noscoe who is currently studying on the level 2 Brickwork course. Mathew Hart was in second place with Aiden Dennett in third.
Thomas will now go on to represent the College in the regional Skillbuild heats which will be held later this year.
Darren Moore, a Brickwork Tutor at Riverside College said, “It was a great competition this year, with all of the students displaying excellent technical skills.
“Bob Wilson was a great help on the day and we would like to thank him for judging the competition and for his professional opinion on the jobs that were completed. He was very impressed by the work that was produced which is a big credit to all the students involved.
“Last year, Riverside students were awarded silver in the junior and senior Brickwork competitions at the regional events so we are looking forward to Thomas representing the College at the Skillbuild heats this year and I would like to wish him the best of luck.”