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Dulux Academy – Free Masterclasses up for grabs

To mark this year’s tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week, the Dulux Academy has announced it is to offer a range of courses free of charge to apprentice decorators. From 7-9th March 2017, the academy will celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on the painting and decorating industry, with courses taking place at the flagship Dulux Academy in Slough as well as at Leeds College.

With 50 places available, the Dulux Academy, which will also celebrate its first anniversary next month, is inviting current painting and decorating apprentices to take part in the two-day ‘Masterclass’ events, designed to support and supplement their training. Providing an opportunity to take part in a range of decorating based activities, the courses will offer expert advice on techniques, plus the chance to win prizes and take away goodie bags.

The week, which is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, is designed to “celebrate apprenticeships and traineeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy“. Hundreds of events across various industries are expected to take place across the country throughout the period.

Matt Pullen, AkzoNobel’s Managing Director for the UK and Ireland, said;
“We know there is a shortage of skilled labour in this country and recognise the importance of apprenticeships, particularly in the painting and decorating industry. The Dulux Academy aims to foster talent to ensure the current as well as the next generation is equipped to meet the challenges of an industry that is constantly expanding.”

Course timetable:

  • Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th March – Interiors Master Class – Dulux Academy, Leeds College
  • Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th March – Woodcare Master Class – Dulux Academy, Slough
  • Thursday 9th & Friday 10th March – Interiors Master Class – Dulux Academy, Slough

Apprentices will be provided with refreshments and have access to all tools and equipment. Dulux Academy will cover the costs of the event, with the exception of any individual expenses. Places are limited and available on a first come basis.

Launched in March 2016, the Dulux Academy is the UK’s first academy for professionals in the domestic and commercial decoration industry and offers a range of courses designed to help decorators and apprentices upskill, build their business and hone their design knowledge.

Should you wish to attend, or to put forward your apprentice/s, please contact duluxacademy@akzonobel.com to receive full joining instructions.

Dulux Academy – Free Masterclasses up for grabs
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