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Amazing prizes up for grabs with Mirka at Trade Decorator FESTIVAL

Win Mirka Leros dual voltage wall & ceiling sander as part as the Trade Decorator Festival. Register today and find out more of what's going on during our exciting virtual gathering.

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A discussion on World-Class Apprenticeships in Painting and Decorating

As part of #TradeDecoratorFestival Mike Swan, lecturer at Dundee and Angus College and WorldSkills UK Training Manager for Painting and Decorating, will be joined by former apprentice Callum Bonner, UK representative in the WorldSkills Competition.

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Gold and Glory in Kazan 

Scottish apprentice Callum Bonner honoured on the World Stage  Team UK – the UK’s top young apprentices and students, which included Scottish painter Callum Bonner – returned home from the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia covered in gold and glory.   The 37 members of Team UK won a total of 19 medals – two Gold, one Silver, One Bronze ...

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Former ADY competitor is ready to take on the world

Since reaching the final of the Crown Paints Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition in 2017, Callum Bonner has never looked back. He’s now set his sights on the world, having secured himself a place at this year’s global WorldSkills event in Russia.  The 21-year-old from Scotland has just completed his four-year Modern Apprenticeship course at Forth Valley College in ...

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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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