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15th November 2016

Good luck to two York College construction apprentices competing in the SkillBuild 2016 final (17th – 19th November). Having progressed from this year’s regional heats, brickwork student Charlie Young and stonemasony student Tom Cloake will join more than seventy of the UK’s best construction apprentices to battle it out in their chosen trades at the WorldSkills UK event at Birmingham’s NEC. The winners from the final will have the chance to compete in the WorldSkills UK team for Kazan 2019.

Charles YoungWEB

CITB brickwork apprentice Charlie Young, aged 20, from Knottingley, has studied Level 2 Bricklaying at York College and is employed by IR Young & Sons.

Tom Cloake UK Masonry Skills winnerWEB

CITB stonemasonry apprentice Tom Cloake, aged 23 , has studied a Level 3 Diploma in stonemasonry at York College and works for Mather & Ellis in Trafford Park, Manchester.

Says Carl Rhymer, CITB's Delivery and Customer Engagement Director: "I congratulate all of the finalists for reaching this stage of the competition, they should be extremely proud of their achievement so far but I am sure they will all be desperate to come out on top. SkillBuild is an excellent way of showcasing talented young people that are currently working in the industry and in turn they will inspire more people to consider a career in construction."

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