Young bricklayer’s ultimate pursuit for success

Brodan Aylott, a talented 19 year old bricklayer from Elderslie, NSW, this week becomes our 10th revealed national competitor who will head to Perth to compete at the 2014 WorldSkills Australia National Competition.

Brodan, who is currently employed by Wesbrook Bricklaying and attends South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW’s, Miller College, will also be vying for a coveted position on the 2015 Team Australia Skillaroos who will head to São Paulo, Brazil for the 43rd WorldSkills International Competition, the culmination of WorldSkills competitions.

“I feel extremely confident in my capabilities after winning the Regional Competition. It was overwhelming at first but I got stuck into it, finished first and won to my surprise,” said Brodan about his recent win.

Brodan has always had bricklaying in his blood, having helped out at his dad’s bricklaying business in his days off from school from a very young age, has seen him hone in on his skills for over nine years. Now a third year apprentice, Brodan looks forward to putting his skills to the test at the National Competition.

In the lead up to the event, Brodan will be working closely with his TAFE teacher Robert Moore to help prepare and refine his skills. “Brodan wasn’t originally keen on the WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition as he didn’t think he was good enough. It was a surprise to us that he won it and good on him for doing so. My advice for him is to continue to work hard to get his skill level to a very high standard, so that the National Competition will just be another day doing his trade, that way he should be less stressed, able to focus on completion and concentrate on the challenging elements,” said Robert.

Image: Brodan with Candice Dixon on set at Saturday Disney