In November eight of our current apprentices who are following the multi-skilled apprenticeship route attended PPG training centre in Stowmarket for a two-day hands-on paint experience.
Our apprentices who range from 17-20 all found the day thoroughly enjoyable and all had great feedback from their experience.
“The day at PPG was great, we were allowed to manipulate the paint process by applying too much and not enough which really helped us see how to do it properly” said Charlie, year two apprentice at AW Nottingham.
The PPG technical team moved through topics such as how is paint made and the PPG Core Product list to help our apprentices understand the background and why certain processes are in place.
Plenty of practicals took place over the two days including; sanding of panels and understanding the correct application of filler to ease the primer application, preparation of panels for the application of Basecoat and Clearcoat, masking and blending techniques and the hardest of them all, three stage pearl application.
Josh, year two apprentice at AW Newark commented: “This experience really has opened my eyes to the world of paint, I was really enjoying the panel aspects but I already can’t wait to get into the paint shop back at Newark to see what else I can do.”
A huge thank you to PPG for hosting our apprentices over those 2 days.