Brhane arrived in the UK, as an unaccompanied child refugee aged 14. Undeterred, he studied hard and won an apprenticeship with Durkan. Brhane was Youthbuild UK Young Builder of the Year in 2023
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Andrei came to the UK aged just 9. Here, he has faced, racism, violence, housing problems, and limited opportunities. Given a chance by Classic Builders, he’s become one their best ever apprentices. No surprise then that Andrei was the Youthbuild Young Builder of the Year 2023 in the 14 – 18 category.
Moving cities with her mother to escape domestic violence didn’t help Mia. Anxiety, depression and the loss of close friend led Mia to a dark place. But she pulled through and became a Runner-up in the Youthbuild UK Young Builder of the Year Awards 2022
Lola’s start in life wasn’t great. There was a family history of abuse of alcohol and drugs. Lola has battled her own mental health demons and drug issues. But she found her forte studying at Preston Vocational College.
Kye’s early life was turbulent. Along with his siblings he went into care, aged 8. Expelled from secondary school, he found he had a passion for bricklaying and grasped a second chance. Now he’s Youthbuild UK Young Builder of the Year 2022.
Reiss’s journey to be Young Builder of the Year is a tale of triumph over adversity. The loss of both of his parents hasn’t prevented him shining as one his company’s rising stars