Bury bricklayers in prestigious competition

This Is Lancashire: From left, Bradley Hulton, Tom Smith and Joe Higginson From left, Bradley Hulton, Tom Smith and Joe Higginson

TWO Bury bricklaying students are hoping to lay the foundations of their career by competing in a prestigious competition.

The Guild of Bricklayers Regional Heats will take place on March 21 at Bury College, and features two of their students, 18-year-old Bradley Hulton and 16-year-old Joe Higginson, who are hoping to build on their work in the classroom.

The annual comp-etition seeks to rec-ognise and promote high standards in the construction industry, and competitors must complete a brickwork task.

The pair met Tom Smith, a former student and the winner of the 2013 North West Regional winner, to gain some insight into the competition.

Jeff Dunn, team leader for construction at Bury College, said: “Over the past five years we have enjoyed success in this and other competitions and it is a privilege to host this year’s event.

“Students put a lot of hard work into preparing for comp-etitions, which not only contributes to the skills gained on their course but helps give them the ability to deal with the pressures of working in the trade.”

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