McLoughlin Training - a professional learning environment

Under the K&M banner, McLoughlin Decorating started its training school in 2010.

Based in Islington, London, the school offers a 4 week painting and decorating course for all ages 16 to 65. with mock up rooms simulating real site conditions it provides the ideal environment to learn all aspects of painting and decorating from preparation, to sanding and filling before applying the final finish.

All McLoughlin trainers have previously worked as painters and decorators at different levels and bring a wealth of real industry experience to the learning environment. As well as practical training, a classroom environment is also available where theory based training can be delivered. There is also the opportunity to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (cscs) card.

Successful candidates have the opportunity to gain an apprenticeship or employment within McLoughlin Group or one of their supply chain. In the last 3 years we have found 164 people employment in the construction industry, 67 with full apprenticeships.

The school is also used to improve and enhance the skills and knowledge of our operatives when new products are introduced to the market. We work very closely with our supply chain and are always keen for them to showcase their new products in our exhibition centre.