Wayne Gillam, a brickwork student at Borders College, has been cementing the foundations for his future career.
At the recent Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament, Wayne was awarded the runner-up prize in the Adult Apprentice of the Year category, receiving a trophy and prize of £200.
Wayne, from Hawick, is employed as an apprentice bricklayer with JMS Harkin of Jedburgh.
His lecturer Rob Borthwick said: “Wayne was a worthy recipient due to his application at college and in the workplace. He also won the Junior Entrant category at the National CITB SkillBuild competition held in May.”