Eastleigh College student and CITB Bricklaying apprentice, Zak Fullick, recently competed in the national SkillBuild competition at Chichester College, and was awarded 3rd place!
Zak, who is currently completing a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Brickwork, was nominated by CITB to take part in the competition for an outstanding demonstration of brickwork skills and competency. He attended the multi-trade regional heat at Chichester College, where he competed against other construction talent. SkillBuild is part of the wider WorldSkills competition, and sees individuals from different trades compete for medals in their category.
Commenting on his experience, Zak said, “We had 5 hours to complete the task, so I was a bit pushed for time. It definitely showed me I need to improve on my time management.”
Zak went to an A-level College before deciding to try an Apprenticeship, and thinks making the move was a great decision for him, “Apprenticeships are the way to go. I’ve been to College before, but if I’d done an Apprenticeship when I left school I’d be a lot further than I am now. It’s having the right mix between education and work which makes you keener to learn.”
For more information about the Bricklaying courses available at Eastleigh College, please visit our careers page, or call our Admissions Team on 023 8091 1299. You can also come to our next Open Event to speak to our tutors on Wednesday 15th June 5.30-7.30pm.
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
Young chefs and hospitality students from Eastleigh College were joined by other competitors from training providers across the south to take part in the southern regional heat of an established national competition. The Major Series 2020, which is organised by Major International in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, saw 50 competitors take over Eastleigh College's three professional kitchens and East Avenue restaurant and work their culinary majic across ten different classes from 'afternoon tea' to 'street food'.