Trainee bricklayer builds industry recognition

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A Sheffield construction trainee has laid the foundations for a bright future after scooping top industry recognition.

Joshua Fowler, aged 18, from Sheffield city centre, ended up in the top three for bricklaying at the national SkillBuild 2014’s regional heats, held in Hull.

Around 100 young construction trainees battled it out in their chosen trade with skills such as bricklaying, wall and floor tiling and painting and decorating all being put to the test.