THE GLOVES ARE OFF AS APPRENTICE DECORATOR OF THE YEAR CONCLUDES REGIONAL HEATS
The first stage of this year’s Apprentice of the Year competition has now reached its conclusion, with all 12 regional heats now complete.
The heats saw talented apprentice decorators gather at colleges across the UK to showcase their skills whilst undertaking a series of decorating tasks, using different products and application techniques over a period of six hours. Judges, including our training manager Kevin O’Donnell, were looking out for attention to detail, accuracy and finesse, as well as the ability to maintain a tidy workspace.
We’re honoured to sponsor this fantastic annual competition, which gives apprentices the chance to not only pit their skills against their peers, but also the opportunity to showcase their work and talent to some of the industry’s leading experts. Previous winners have benefitted enormously from taking part, with last year’s winner being offered a permanent job following the competition.
Once the highest scoring competitors from the regional heats have been announced, they will be invited to take part in the national final at Skillbuild, taking place at World Skills UK LIVE at Birmingham’s NEC this November. Skillbuild is delivered by the Construction Industry Training Board and is the UK’s largest multi-trade competition for construction trainees and apprentices.
We’d like to wish all participants the very best of luck in getting through to the next stage of the competition this year.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter in the coming weeks as we’ll be announcing which apprentice decorators have made it through to the next stage, and in the meantime you can watch a video about the regional heats here.