PDA Paperhanger competition is underway

The Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) has hosted the first part of a nationwide competition for apprentices at Doncaster College and University Centre. The PDA’s Apprentice Paperhanger of the Year competition has seen record entries this year with 18 apprentices battling it out in Doncaster this month and a second date added in July to […]

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PDA Chief Executive hails record year for apprentice competition

Chief Executive of the Painting and Decorating Association, Neil Ogilvie, has thanked competitors, colleges, sponsors and judges following the Grand Final of our Apprentice of the Year competition. A record number of entrants in 2022 prompted a change in format for the contest, with a regional heat in Scotland introduced for the first time alongside […]

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Last heat in national contest for painting apprentices

The last regional heat in the new-format Apprentice of the Year competition has been held by the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) at North Kent College. 15 apprentices from eight colleges took part in the gruelling six-hour challenge, which requires apprentices to take a complex design on paper and translate it into a carefully completed […]

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PDA welcomes first apprentice from Belfast to competition

An apprentice from Belfast is the first competitor from Northern Ireland to take part in the Painting and Decorating Association’s Apprentice of the Year competition. Charlie Montgomery, 17, from Carrickfergus, travelled from Belfast to Birmingham to take part in the third regional heat of the new-format Apprentice of the Year competition at Longbridge construction campus […]

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