Eleven high-flying apprentices and students put their talents to the test by competing in the World Skills regional competition.

The competition, which was held at Bolton College saw Accrington and Rossendale College apprentices and students from the fields of brickwork, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, and plastering take part and challenge themselves to complete a task against the clock.

Students from the college take part in these competitions on an annual basis in order to stretch their skills, and challenge them on difficult tasks.

Carpentry and joinery apprentice, Taylor Fox, 22, from Clitheroe, said: "This was my second year competing and I really enjoy it because it's fun.

"I won last year, and this year we had to make a frame which I thought I made a good job of completing so I’m hoping for a similar result."

Head of department for construction and motor engineering at Accrington and Rossendale College, Jayne Hodson, said: "Apprentices and full-time students who develop their talent at Accrington and Rossendale College have the chance to compete in prestigious competitions on an annual basis.

"This is part of the college’s commitment to ensuring that they achieve their full potential, and develop and stretch their abilities and knowledge."