Welcome to the 38th year of the UK’s leading painting and decorating skills competition…
THE CROWN TRADE APPRENTICE DECORATOR OF THE YEAR 2017
The UK’s leading painting and decorating skills competition is entering its 38th year. The competition is the best-known and longest running showcase of talent for up-and-coming painters and decorators. Every year, tutors and employers all across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland encourage their best students and apprentices to participate in regional competitions, either at New Entrant level or in the Main Competition.
The national final will be held in November 2017 at The Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The Skills Show is a unique annual celebration with over 82,000 visitors that offers exciting opportunities in further education, skills and apprenticeships. The Crown Trade competition offers the only opportunity to gain entry into the Painting and Decorating element of this competition.
The Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year is a highly sought after prize. Using the Crown Trade range of products, students will be put through their paces as they tackle tests of skill, dexterity and accuracy, all within a tight timescale.
Are you a painting and decorating student attending a recognised training course (whether at a college, a commercial training centre or any other approved provider)? Do you want to show your peers, existing and potential future employers just how good you are? Ask your college lecturer, training scheme administrator or employer if you can be put forward to enter the competition. Alternatively, if you are a lecturer, contractor or training supervisor, why not give your promising students or apprentices the opportunity to enter this prestigious vocational skills competition.
WHO CAN ENTER?
Any student or apprentice attending a recognised painting and decorating training course, run by an NVQ/SVQ accredited college, training provider or training scheme can enter. Competitors and their colleges, training providers or employers should also be willing to participate in publicity.
So, if you have an ambitious and talented apprentice working for you, please encourage them to enter their regional heat. You never know how far our competition could take them!
Registration for the competition, is open from 1st March 2017 until 7th April 2017.
To enter the competition, please click on the following link and complete the registration form https://www.citb.co.uk/careers-in-construction/experience-it/skillbuild/registration/ or contact our customer relations team on 0330 024 0297 for more information.