Melton apprentice bricklayer Charlie comes second at UK construction competition

Charlie receives his award for coming second place in the national bricklaying category finals at SkillBuild 2015 PHOTO: Supplied
Charlie receives his award for coming second place in the national bricklaying category finals at SkillBuild 2015 PHOTO: Supplied

A Melton trainee from Leicester College has been named one of the country’s most talented apprentices at SkillBuild, a national construction competition organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Charlie Madden (21), beat off stiff competition from around the country to take second place in the bricklaying category finals.

Held at the Skills Show the SkillBuild 2015 final saw over 70 competitors, selected across 13 regional heats, travel to Birmingham’s NEC Arena to battle it out to be named the best in their chosen trade.

Skills such as bricklaying, wall and floor tiling, and painting and decorating were all put to the test.

Mick Hamill, CITB’s regional delivery manager for Leicestershire, said: “Charlie really impressed the judges and we’d like to congratulate him on this achievement.

“SkillBuild is all about future talent and it provides a platform for those starting out on their career to demonstrate their skill, creativity and drive.”

To find out more visit www.citb.co.uk/skillbuild