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Apprentice success at regional bricklaying competition
22 May 2018

Apprentice success at regional bricklaying competition

A bricklaying student cemented second place in a regional competition supporting the next generation of skilled tradespeople.

Shaynee Davis only started the Level 1 CITB apprenticeship in September but showed she has a natural talent after coming second in the Guild of Bricklayer’s junior category.

The 20-year-old from Salisbury went head to head against other competitors from Colleges around the region in the five-hour timed competition, which saw them construct a wall and pay close attention to different skills including levelling, plumbing and projection.

Shaynee, who is based at the Trowbridge campus and works for Bloor Homes at its Amesbury site, said: “I was happy with my wall and didn’t expect to get placed.

“It was a nice feeling to think that the judges were impressed with what I had done especially as some of the other competitors had finished their walls.

“This is the first competition that I have done and I really enjoyed it.

“I was also pleased to win a selection of tools.”

Level 3 CITB apprentice Josh Ferguson also competed in the senior category.

Bricklaying assessor Mark Withey was at the competition, which was hosted by Swindon College.

He said: “We are proud of both Josh and Shaynee who produced some fantastic work.

“The judges commented that it was their toughest year in the senior category to decide on the winners as the standard was extremely high so Josh should be really proud.

“They were also so impressed at Shaynee’s wall that if she had completed it, I’m certain she would have won.”