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Johnstone’s Trade Young Painter of the Year Winners announced 

This year marked the 15th year of the Johnstone’s Young Painter of the Year competition, which saw seven young professionals from across the UK take the title.  Regional finals were hosted in Glasgow, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Folkestone, Doncaster, Liverpool and Leicester, with a winner and runner-up selected at each event. Budding painting professionals, aged 16 to 27, competed to demonstrate their skills and knowledge by undertaking a range of technical painting tasks, incorporating complex patterns and geometric designs.

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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 is on the plane to Russia to represent the UK in Painting and Decorating

Representing your country in an international competition is the dream of many people, but for one young former apprentice from Clackmannanshire in Scotland that dream is about to become a reality. Callum Bonner, 21, who trained at Forth Valley College and who works for Clackmannanshire Council has been selected by WorldSkills UK to compete in Painting and Decorating at WorldSkills ...

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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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