BARNSLEY College hosted a regional construction competition at their purpose-built site last month.

SkillBuild is a UK-wide competition for construction students and apprentices to compete in their trade.

Students from other colleges were in attendance to compete in bricklaying, plastering, tiling, painting, carpentry and joinery, cabinet making, dry lining and tiling trades.

Krisztofer Seres, a bricklaying student at the college, finished third in the competition.

He said: “felt good about it.

“I have been practising for two months.

“When I found out I placed third, I was surprised at first, but I was really excited.”

The former Mayor of Barnsley Mick Stowe and the mayoress Elaine Stowe were also in attendance.

Jonathan Inglesfield, head of construction at Barnsley College, added: “We are immensely proud of Krisztofer’s outstanding achievements in the construction competition.

“Our construction skills event was a tremendous success, showcasing the incredible talent, dedication, and craftsmanship of all participants.

“This celebration of skill and teamwork underscores the bright future of our industry, and we couldn’t be prouder of everyone’s achievements.

“We are deeply grateful for the mayor for attending our construction skills event.

“Their presence and support highlight the importance of skilled trades in our community and inspire our participants to continue striving for excellence.”