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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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Callum Bonner thanks all for support as he focuses on WorldSkills Kazan 2019

Fresh from representing the UK in Painting and Decorating at EuroSkills Budapest 2018, Callum is now back in training and has his sights set on being selected to represent the UK at the world’s largest skills competition in Kazan, Russia next year. Commenting on his experience of taking part in Europe’s most prestigious skills competition, Callum said: “EuroSkills was one ...

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Callum Bonner heads to EuroSkills Budapest 2018  

‘Do Your Country Proud Team UK’ – Says Skills Chief The UK’s best young apprentices and students, heading to the EuroSkills Finals in Budapest (September 26th – 29th), were urged to ‘Do Your Country Proud’ at a rousing Parliamentary reception attended by Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills Anne Milton MP. Team UK – 22 of the country’s elite ...

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Scottish Apprentice gets ready to battle in Budapest

Callum Bonner and Mike Swan, who will be representing the UK in Painting and Decorating at EuroSkills Budapest 2018, explain why skills competitions should be an essential part of any apprenticeship programme.  Callum Bonner, 20, from Clackmannanshire is getting ready to take on the biggest challenge of his lifetime as he prepares to compete at EuroSkills Budapest 2018.  Having recently ...

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