Preston’s College construction learners are looking to retain their crown in the national Gorilla Glue Apprentice of the Year competition.
Learners from the College will go head-to-head with apprentices from 12 other training providers across the UK to create bespoke wood designs which are sealed using Gorilla Glue products.
The competition, run by the worldwide adhesive, tape and sealant brand, is running for its second year with a £500 tool bundle and a year’s supply of Gorilla Glue products up for grabs.
Last year saw Preston’s College Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery learner, Jamie Stanley, scoop the accolade with his masterful ‘Infinity coffee table’, made entirely from recycled wooden pallets.
This year’s competition sees Skill Build judge and former BBC Young Carpenter of the year, Tibby Singh, setting the brief for the apprentices in the heats stage and then judging the entries. Finalists will then present their creations to a panel of judges.
Mark Taylor, Head of School for Construction & the Built Environment, said: ““Our win in the 2018 Gorilla Glue Apprentice of the Year competition highlights the quality of full-time and apprenticeship provision in a variety of trade areas that we have at Preston’s College.
“We all enjoyed participating in the competition last year, as we encourage learners to be creative and develop key employability skills.
“We are very much looking forward to participating in the 2019 competition and we are hoping to retain the title for the second year running!”
Gorilla Glue Assistant Brand Manager, Leoni Brown, added: “We received such positive feedback from all of the colleges who participated in last year’s competition that we made the decision to bring back the competition for a second year and to make it bigger and better than before!
“We really want to see the creativity and natural talent from all of our participants and are looking forward to seeing the Gorilla Tough projects that they create.”