Keiron Jackson is an apprentice on the Bricklaying L2 apprenticeship course and works for Redrow Homes.

For his employer at Redrow Homes, Ebbsfleet Valley, construction administrator Jules Drury said: “Keiron has a great work ethic and is always willing to learn new things on site.

Keiron is a great individual and someone that others could learn from. He has been on quite a journey to get to this point but I am incredibly proud of his achievements and it is so nice to see he has embraced this apprenticeship and to have won this award.”

Lloyd Woodhall, MidKent College apprentice trainer said: “Keiron is an exemplary apprentice and student. In his second year has made great improvements in college and at work. His attention to detail is second to none. Every task I set him and explain, he listens, takes it in and puts 100% into his practical tasks. His finished product is always of industry standard. In theory work, he always pays attention, asks questions and takes notes so that he can refer to them. Kerion is a pleasure to teach, polite with staff and his colleagues and I strongly believe he will complete his apprenticeship with a distinction.”

Keiron said: “The first year of my apprenticeship has been a tough and rewarding experience. Facing new challenges can only make you a better tradesman, and more confident, which has been the case for myself. Having a great bricklaying team that knows my ability at this stage and gives me new challenges has improved my standard of work. I’ve learnt that when you dislike a challenge, that’s when you need to keep doing it until you feel confident.

“I’ve learnt the stages of construction in college and on-site piecing it together. Reading drawings and lintel schedules, setting out windows and doors, pointing arches, bedding wall plates and lintels, running a line, and building the odd corner when I feel confident and comfortable. Overall, my knowledge and communication have increased massively but I am not done learning and can’t be satisfied until I achieve my goal of being a qualified bricklayer.”

Congratulations Keiron.

 AOM Jan