Apprentices get ready for PDA contest
A record number of apprentices from across the country are brushing up on their skills ahead of a national painting and decorating contest.
The Apprentice/Trainee of the Year competition, organised by the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA), puts apprentices through their paces battling it out to be named the best in the country.
Consisting of two heats – a northern round held at Accrington and Rossendale College on Friday, 3 May and a southern at Bournemouth and Poole College on Friday, 10 May – the six-hour competition tasks apprentices with replicating a given design.
Andrew Davis, of the Association of Painting Craft Teachers, will be judging the competition along with the Chief Executive of the PDA, Neil Ogilvie.