Unsure which route to take when entering college, Tyler Pearce quickly developed a passion for Bricklaying, enjoying the challenging aspects of the course and support from his tutors. Now a full-time bricklayer, collecting multiple bricklaying awards,
Tyler reflected on his time at Brooklands College. Identifying himself as a “practical, hands on person”, Tyler took the building craft occupations (BCO) multi-trade course, which covers most trades in the building industry. He explained it was during this course, when trying out the Bricklaying module, he enjoyed how much Brickwork challenged him, adding that his tutor noticed his potential, and pushed him to succeed.
When asked what advice he would give students thinking about joining the Brickwork department, Tyler said: ‘Go for it, and if you do, put 100% into it as what you put in you will get back. The skills I have learnt will be with me forever, and it can be with anyone else who is willing to stick at it.”
Having transitioned from apprentice to full-time bricklayer at Lee Marley Brickwork Ltd, Tyler’s working day is busy, starting at 8am, setting up wall profiles, building structures, joining and brushing off brickwork. Tyler explained how this transition was aided by Brooklands College, stating: “Staff at the college and company lead me into a full time career with the support still there if I needed anything or had any questions.”
Starting a successful career hasn’t been Tyler’s only Brickwork triumph, with a string of awards under his belt such as Construction News Excellence Awards ‘Apprentice of The Year’ 2018, … and his recent 3rd place in FIS Skills #iBuiltThis2019 Awards.
Tyler concluded that- “Brickwork is a skill I will never lose” and that he is learning more and more each day.