Solihull bricklaying student wins regional competition - The Solihull Observer

Solihull bricklaying student wins regional competition

Solihull Editorial 17th Apr, 2022   0

A SOLIHULL student has cemented his place in the final of a bricklaying competition after he being crowned regional winner.

Owen Shaw, from Solihull came top of his category in the Guild of Bricklayers competition which was held at Rugby College, part of college group WCG.

The 17-year-old who studies at Moreton Morrell College is in his first year of bricklaying training, having started back in September.

He has recently embarked on an apprenticeship with Taylor Wimpey.

Owen will go through to the national finals on June 22 at South Staffordshire College.

Will Dewes, brickwork lecturer at WCG, said: “All the competitors did fantastically well and showcased a very high standard of work.

“They have done tremendously, with some pupils only in their first year of training. To be able to say they competed in the competition is fantastic but to be placed and even win is amazing.

“For all of my students that entered, it has added an extra string to their bow and helped them highlight their skills to potential customers and employers.”

The Guild of Bricklayers was founded in 1932 with the aims of promoting and maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship in brickwork. Each year, the Guild organises regional brickwork competitions at senior, junior and schools levels.


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