Apprentice Bricklayer Jack Hutchinson’s hands on skills have been recognised in a national competition.

The 24 year-old New College Stamford student was awarded runner up in the Persimmon Homes Young Achievers of the Year Awards, which labels him as Persimmon’s best Bricklaying Apprentice in the UK for 2016.

Jack said, “Working on-site gives me the chance to earn a trade through practical and hands-on training, whilst gaining industry knowledge alongside real-life construction companies”.

Established in 2014, the awards recognize the achievements of Persimmon’s trainees and apprentices who, like Jack, have performed above and beyond the requirements of their roles. Finalists were invited to a special award ceremony hosted by the Chief Executive, Jeff Fairburn and HR Director, Richard Latham.

Jeff Fairburn, Group Chief Executive of Persimmon Homes described the awards as, “Proof that with the right attitude, together with the right training, you can progress very quickly. Many of our directors, like me, started their careers on training programmes such as apprenticeships. Young people are a vital part of our future and it’s essential we recognize their hard work.”

If you would like to gain real experience whilst gaining a recognised trade qualification in Construction New College Stamford offer apprenticeships or full time courses in Brickwork, Carpentry, Construction, Electrical, Motor Vehicle and Plumbing.

Visit our brand new £3.5 million Construction and Automotive Skills Centre at our open evening on Tuesday 24th January 2017 from 5pm to 8pm.  Register online at

For more information about Apprenticeships and courses at New College Stamford, call 01780 484300 or go to

Jack Hutchinson is Bricklaying Apprentice of the Year with Persimmon Homes

Jack Hutchinson is Bricklaying Apprentice of the Year with Persimmon Homes

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