Brooklands College to host the 2nd Inter-College Bricklaying Competition at the Ashford Campus on the 14th April 2016. This will be a great opportunity for level 1 students to experience the often daunting task of competition. The inspiration for arranging the competition comes from Brooklands Bricklaying tutor; Christian Hatherallgood, after attending an Area of South East Colleges event on embedding competitions into the curriculum.

Several local colleges have confirmed attendance. We are also happy to announce great support from Construction Industry companies in sponsoring materials and prizes. MBH – Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC have agreed to award a Marshaltown trowel to all entrants and a Stabila level to the top 3 places. They have also generously supplied the bricks that will be used in the competition.

A local development company called Burwood Rumsby Ltd have agreed to sponsor the trophies.

The UK construction industry is seeing a huge skills shortage across all trades. The guys at Brooklands College are very committed to adressing this situation. We have to provide education to young people that is fit for purpose. There is nothing more rewarding than passing on skills that will provide the young apprentice with a career than holds no bars to climbing the career ladder.

This competiton will offer young Bricklayers an opportunity to show off their newly aquired skills to the industry. It will provide the pressure to achieve high standards that they will face in every day life on construction sites.

Entrant Rules:

  • Entrants from each college to be aged between 16-19 years old.
  • Entrants must be registered Level 1 Diploma Student.
  • Duration of the competition will be 5 hours.

The Judges:

  • MBH PLC
  • Burwood Rumsby Developments Ltd
  • Willmott Dixon
  • PJ Construction

If you are interested in a career within the Construction Industry, then give Brooklands College a call.