Earlier this year, a team of 5 Painting and Decorating students and 1 apprentice from Wirral Met where involved in an exciting community project with Curtis Painting Group and Bromborough Paints.

Brushing up on their decorating skills at Bishop Wilson Church of England Primary in Burton, the students gained valuable skills during their work experience placement, whilst assisting in an initiative to bring a much needed facelift to the school premises.

David McCormick, Contracts Manager at Curtis Painting Group who is behind this community project said: “When we heard that the school was in need of a painting facelift it was a project where we were delighted to become involved. It also meant we could introduce students to a real working environment to complement their college learning. Not only have they been putting their painting and decorating skills to the test but also they’ve been pulling together as a professional team, gaining confidence and getting a valuable introduction to working and liaising with customers.”

This message was reinforced by Steve Kelsall, from Bromborough Paints whose business supplied painting materials free of charge: “Keeping a continuous pipeline of young talent in the painting and decorating industry is vital to the success of the regional economy and to suppliers like ourselves. This is why we are happy to support Curtis Painting Group with their plans to set young people on the path to careers as painters and decorators.”

painting and decorating students and apprentice in white overalls and high vis vests stood in school next to teachers and employer


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