A YOUNG apprentice bricklayer has laid the foundations for success by being named one of the best in his profession.
Max Thompson won the regional Guild of Bricklayers junior competition by completing a five-hour brickwork test judged by industry professionals.
The 18-year-old, from Hillmorton, is currently studying for his Level 2 Brickwork at Warwickshire College and is an apprentice at NH Construction in Rugby.
He beat off competitors from other West Midlands colleges to lift the trophy at the competition, winning a trophy, a shield and bricklaying equipment.
He said: “There were around 20 competitors taking part so I was really shocked when I found out I had won, but obviously it felt great.
“Everyone’s really proud of me, and my employer has even hinted I might get a pay rise!”
Mick Clarke, Max’s course tutor, said: “This is a fantastic achievement. Everyone at the college is really proud of his efforts in this prestigious competition.”