5th Bell Decorating Academy opened with Lincoln College

This week we opened our fifth decorating academy in the UK at Lincoln College. Aimed at creating a centre of excellence, it will enhance existing courses and give students the hands-on experience they need to succeed in the industry.

Employability skills will be taught hand-in-hand with the latest professional techniques to the students of Lincoln and Newark Colleges. We will also be offering work experience placements and apprenticeship opportunities.

Bell Group CEO Craig Bell said:

 “Our partnership with Lincoln College will help create a bridge between learning and theory. We support the Painting and Decorating students to gain valuable knowledge, fantastic work experience placements and first choice on Bell Group apprenticeships. By working together, I hope that we can enhance the skills and fill the predicted training gaps in the national workforce.”

Molly, a painting and decorating student said “I am currently looking for an apprenticeship and this partnership with Bell Group is a chance to have a one-to-one connection with my potential future employer. I can take what I have heard today about employability skills and use this to secure an apprenticeship.”

Matt Butcher, Supervisor at Bell Group Plymouth and former Level 3 Lincoln College student said “In my experience as a former student, this ‘open door’ to a national organisation offers great opportunities.”


If you are interested in a career in Painting and Decorating and want to benefit from the Bell Decorating Academy training, contact Lincoln College via email, or call 030 030 32435.