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How do you prepare an apprentice for the ‘Skills Olympics’?

Mike Swan, Curriculum and Quality Leader at Dundee and Angus College and WorldSkills UK Training Manager in Painting and Decorating  Following Team GB’ success at recent Olympic Games, we all know what a medal winning performance in diving, cycling and even canoe slalom looks like.  But I am often asked what does it take to win a Gold Medal in Painting and Decorating? 

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Festool Roadshow the UK the chance to preview Sawstop Technology live in action.

This June Festool will be bringing its new Festool table saw with SawStop technology to Festool Roadshow.  Touring the UK and Ireland from 12th to the 26th June 2019, the Festool Roadshow will offer a unique opportunity for visitors to see demonstrations of the new table saw with SawStop technology live in action. This will be the first time ever ...

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Painter of the Year Winners revealed 

The winners of Johnstone’s 36th annual Painter of the Year Awards have been revealed at a prestigious ceremony, with the top prize being awarded for the restoration of a Victorian shopping arcade in Cardiff. The event, which took place on Saturday 11th May in Manchester, saw 21 finalists compete across four categories – Commercial & Leisure, Accommodation, Residential and Restoration ...

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JOHNSTONE’S TRADE STARTS SEARCH FOR YOUNG PAINTER OF THE YEAR

Johnstone’s Trade is celebrating the skill and knowledge of budding painting and decorating professionals as part of its 2019 Young Painter of the Year competition – giving seven trainees the chance to be crowned a winner.  Now in its 15th year, the competition aims to find and inspire the next generation of painters and decorators by celebrating the work of ...

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Crown Paints announces Apprentice Decorator of the Year finalists

Eight aspiring apprentice decorators will soon be going head-to-head in the final of this year’s national Crown Paints Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition held during the WorldSkills UK LIVE event in Birmingham. The annual competition, which is now in its 39th year, is organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and sponsored by Crown Paints along with other ...

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