Thomas Whitehead Gold Tom Whitehead Bronze SkillBuild 2010

Jane Buxey with Thomas Whitehead who wins Gold SkillBuild 2010

College stonemasons have been winning awards at the national finals of an industry competition.

Trainees Thomas Whitehead, 20, and Jamie Harris, 22, took home medals from the construction skills competition SkillBuild 2010.

Both are apprentices with Albion Stone and are taking their qualifications at Weymouth College.

Thomas took the gold medal and Jamie claimed bronze in the competition, hosted by Coleg Menai in Llangefni, North Wales.

Jamie said: “It feels fantastic to have won a medal at the UK final of SkillBuild and to be named as one of the best construction trainees in the country.

“The competition at this level is fierce, so to come out on top and demonstrate the expert skill and experience I have attained is amazing.

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