Lewisham College Launch The First Bell Decorating Academy In London
Lewisham College have launched Bell Group’s tenth painting and decorating academy in the UK, offering painting and decorating and multi-trade students the hands-on experience to succeed in the industry.
The launch of the Bell Decorating Academy took place at the Deptford campus on 14 November, and included a talk from Bell Group’s CEO Craig Bell about what the partnership will provide to students. At the end of the talk, Craig opened the session up to questions so students were able to ask about the Academy, the industry and Bell Group as an employer.
Students asked a range of questions from rates of pay for tradespeople in London, to the types of work available – and way leadership skills are developed in painting and decorating.
David White, Deputy Principal said: “At a time when 1 in 3 construction jobs remain unfilled, the need for well-qualified and highly-skilled tradespeople has never been greater. This partnership offers a fantastic opportunity for our painting and decorating students to develop the skills to meet industry needs.”