Jordan is through to finals for third time

Jordan Jeffers celebrating his success.
Jordan Jeffers celebrating his success.

Portadown painting and decorating student, Jordan Jeffers will be competing in the final of Dulux Decorator Centre Student Decorator of the Year competition - for the third year in a row.

The final, which will take place at Edinburgh College next month, sees Northern Irish regional heat winner Jordan compete against ten other finalists from different regional heats across the UK.

Jordan successfully completed a practical work piece using skills honed from his painting and decorating course, including wallpapering, stencilling, waterborne glossing and special effects within a set time.

The heat saw Jordan pit his skills against nine other students at the host college, which was held at Southern Regional College.

At the final, Jordan will have to complete another, more challenging practical assessment, to compete for the chance to be named Student Decorator of the Year 2015. Following the final, there will be a presentation evening in Edinburgh, where the winner and runners up will be announced.

Jordan, who is employed by BMK Decorators, said, It was challenging to complete the practical piece within the set time but I enjoyed every minute of it. I’m looking forward to competing in another final – the standard will be even higher and it’s a good opportunity to meet other painting and decorating students from across the UK.”

College lecturer Patrick Maguire said, “It’s a great achievement to come first in the regional heat – we’re all really proud of him at the college. The level of competition is high, so it’s testament to Jordan’s ability that he will be competing at the final of Student Decorator of the Year for the third year in a row.”