Decorating contest – last call for entries!
The Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition gives students the chance to test their skills against peers from all over the UK – with a £1,000 first prize at stake.
But the closing date for the competition is drawing near as entries must be submitted by Friday, March 11.
Regional heats for the annual tournament, which supports training and education for the next generation of painting and decorating professionals, will be held throughout the country during the summer.
Twelve finalists will be chosen to battle it out at The Skills Show – a major industry event to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from November 17-19.
The competition is a key part of Crown Trade’s ongoing programme to help address a skills gap which has emerged within the industry.
Figures released by the Construction Industry Training Broad revealed that more than 13,000 paints and decorators will be needed before 2018 to meet growing demand.
Debbie Orr, Marketing Manager for Crown Trade, said ““We’ve run the Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition for 37 years and it’s a commitment that sees us provide staffing, support and products for the regional heats and final. It’s a contest that puts the skills of people carving out a career in the industry under the spotlight and it’s hugely rewarding to see the effort and commitment they put in.”
Apprentice decorators can to enter the competition by clicking here.
For more details of the Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition and the Skills Show, visit www.findafuture.org.uk/the-skills-show
For further information on Crown Paints’ commitment to training, visit www.crowntrade.co.uk/skills-training