Leicester brickie lays foundations for Gold at WorldSkills in Calgary

Sam Fairgrieve, 21, from Leicester, a UCATT member (Union of Construction, Allied Trade and Technicians), who works for Jelson Homes Ltd, has been chosen to represent the UK in bricklaying at the WorldSkills competition in Calgary this September. One of 26 young people, Sam will compete at the highest level as part of Team UK, which will feature experts in skills ranging from plumbing to landscape gardening. At an event in London, Sam was congratulated by new unionlearn Director Tom Wilson.