Yeovil Bricklaying apprentice Harry is given the chance to use his skills on a major construction site

Monday, November 20, 2017

An apprentice at Yeovil College has been helping Building Craftsmen build retaining walls with 4,000 blocks on its new Construction site.

The Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship at Yeovil College enables students to develop an advanced skillset to excel in the construction trade.

Harry Froude, formerly of Westfield Academy, said “My Apprenticeship has given me the chance to learn new skills. I’m hoping to progress into the Level 3 Bricklaying qualification at Yeovil College.”

Harry worked with Building Craftsmen last summer to earn money, and has since become a valuable member of the team, studying an Apprenticeship with the company for a year and a half.

Learning in the College exceptional workshop facilities, students become adept in building complex masonry structures, including axed arches, decorative panels, chimneys and fireplaces.

Students also learn about the wider construction industry, and how brickwork interacts with other trades and professions and providing essential knowledge for future employment in the sector. The course provides an introduction to health and safety in construction as well as an introduction to the construction industry in general.

Shaun Smith, Bricklaying Assessor at Yeovil College, said “Harry is one of our leading Bricklaying Apprentices at Yeovil College. It’s a pleasure and privilege to see Harry undertake a huge project.”

Yeovil College has been serving the community in and around Yeovil for 130 years.

The College was first formed in 1887 when Somerset County Council began formally organising Science and Art classes in Yeovil. In 1947, the first Principal was appointed to lead Yeovil Technical College and when secondary education in the Yeovil Borough was reorganised in 1974, Yeovil College became one of the early tertiary colleges to be formed in England.

Today, Yeovil College remains passionate about its role as a key provider of education and training in South Somerset and North and West Dorset. It remains committed to its role as a tertiary college for the whole community and currently supports around 5000 full and part-time students.

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