A novice bricklayer won gold in the northern part of the Guild of Bricklayers Competition for the third year in a row. John Rudge, 21, from Hartlepool, was named the regional winner after being impressed by the selection panel to demonstrate its ability to develop specialist wall as part of the competition. Having recently completed his Level Three Diploma in Bricklaying trowel and work in Hartlepool College of Further Education and NVQ in construction, Rudge could not wait to start a full-time career in the building industry. Rudge, who worked as an intern at Yuill Homes' Cecil Court development in Hartlepool, said: "I am very pleased that won regional competitions. This is a great achievement for me to win once, became so successful in the competition for three years running really means a lot to me. "Working with the talented vendors in place with Yuill Homes over the past few years has helped me to improve as an apprentice bricklayer, and it is great to put what I learned in college skills. "I can not wait to start a full-time career in the building industry, and I hope to continue to develop my skills and experience." Working in partnership with Hartlepool College of Further Education, teaching methods Yuill Homes offers local trainees, working towards NVQ in development, the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience that is essential for the development of their skills, giving them a higher chance of having construction work in the future. Rob Burrell, head of production at home Yuill, said: "The reason why we have an award winning builder is not only because we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality, but we are sure that we apply The most talented traders to do the job. ' Graham McPhail, director of internships at Hartlepool College of Further Education, said: "Everyone at the college is pleased John well known big brick. He has shown what it takes to succeed with determination and a willingness to learn after recently become unemployed.