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Young bricklayer deemed one of the best in the UK

An apprentice bricklayer from Hull has won a place in the national final of the SkillBuild competition, placing him among the most skilled young tradesmen in the country.

Connor Cutsforth, 20, has been training as a professional bricklayer since he left school with house builder, Beal Homes. He was entered by his employer into the SkillBuild competition, which is aimed at nurturing and recognising skills and talent in the construction industry.

Connor, who has been working for Beal Homes for the last three years, said that being an apprentice for them has got his career off to a brilliant start and he is delighted that the competition is recognising it.

“I thought that doing an apprenticeship was the best thing to do for me as it is hands-on and I am outside all day, rather than in an office,” he told the Hull Daily Mail. “I find it more enjoyable and in an apprenticeship you get to do different things every week.”

Beal’s construction director, John Goodfellow, said that they were very proud of Connor, especially as he has become a highly-valued member of their team.

He explained, “We have been delighted with our current apprentices and, with house sales going very well this year, we plan to take on additional apprentices in joinery and plastering, as well as an apprentice 3D CAD technician and apprentice office administrators.”