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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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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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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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