Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 16.43.30Student Hamish Adamski, 18 years, from Redcar & Cleveland College has won top place in the Guild of Bricklayers Northern Regional Craft Competition.

Last year Hamish secured first place in the junior event of competition and a year later has been crowned winner of the senior stage of the competition.

Hamish from North Yorkshire, who is completing his Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations this year, said: “I’m really pleased to have won, it was fantastic to take part in the competition and really tested my bricklaying skills, working under competition rules and against the clock.”

President of the Guild of Bricklayers Jim Howe commented: “This year’s Northern competition heat was fantastic and all the competitors are winners. The judging panel look for excellence in the quality of decorative brickwork, speed, technique and accuracy. It is excellent to see colleges promote the Guild of Bricklayers and promote excellence in bricklaying and we very much look forward to welcoming Hamish to the national final next month.

“I would also like to thank our sponsors Wienerberger bricks and the Mortar Industry Association for supplying materials for the competition and Redcar & Cleveland College for hosting the event.”

A certificate of Merit was awarded to all junior and senior contestants and cash prizes given to the top three students in the two categories.

John Pownall, Director of Faculty at Redcar & Cleveland College added: “It was an excellent opportunity to see the high level of skills being taught across the region and that so many keen and professional students plan to pursue careers in the construction industry.  We are extremely proud of Hamish’s achievements and are confident he has a very bright future ahead of him.”

Colleges across the North East participated in the event including Newcastle College, Hartlepool College, Gateshead College, New College Durham, Bishop Auckland College and Sunderland College.

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