Award-winning Joe over  the ‘technical wall’

A Bury College student is building a successful career after claiming first prize in the Northwest Guild of Bricklayers competition.

Level-two bricklaying student Joe Higginson, aged 18, competed in the junior category of the annual contest held in Preston, where he was challenged to build a ‘technical wall’ in five hours.

He credited the college with helping him win the competition and said: “I have learnt a lot during my time here. I have always received great support from my tutors.”

Construction tutor Andy Wales said: “Joe has made myself and the college very proud of his commitment and hard work on his studies.

“This has resulted in him gaining an apprenticeship with JS Serridge, a sub-contractor for Barratt Homes, which is a fantastic opportunity for him.”

Main pic: Joe Higginson holding his winners shield