Phil Shields

Painter & Decorator for AccorHotels Group

Phillip attend Hugh Baird College straight from school and studied on the Level 1 Painting & Decorating course in order to develop his skills.

He then moved on to Level 2 where he started to secure work experience and grow his industry links.

His hard work paid off and after completing his studies, he secured full time employment working for AccorHotels at hotels in Liverpool and across the UK.

Philip said:

The course was amazing. My tutors were great and they helped me to get work experience. Although this was temporary I worked hard to make a good impression and it led to a permanent position.”
What I enjoyed the most about going to Hugh Baird College was learning something new every day and developing myself each week in to a better painter and decorator. The tutors made my learning fun which helped keep me focussed. The staff have great links with employers and they were always telling us how important it is to have the right attitude and good attendance as this is what employers want.”

Philip’s advice:

Listen to your tutors and take on board all the advice they give you. They want you to achieve and get a job. Also, don’t miss classes as each week builds on the week before so if you miss a week, you will find it tough to catch up.”