National Apprenticeship Week

5 – 11 February 2024 National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2024 is the 17th annual celebration of apprenticeships. The week brings together everyone passionate about apprenticeships to celebrate the value, benefit and opportunity that they bring. Skills for life The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2024 is ‚ÄúSkills for Life‚ÄĚ. Apprenticeships are encouraging everyone to consider […]

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PDA helps set standard for apprentices

The UK‚Äôs largest trade body for the Painting and Decorating sector has helped set the standard for apprentices embarking on their Level 2 Apprenticeships in the next academic year. The Painting and Decorating Association‚Äôs (PDA) Education and Training Committee joined forces with Ann Cook Associates and the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) to […]

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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‚Äôs 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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