Seventeen year old Abbey, from Dagenham, who studies at Barking & Dagenham College as part of her apprenticeship, is the only female painter and decorator at Roseville Projects Ltd. Whilst that might be daunting for some, Abbey is loving it.

Since starting with the firm, Abbey has already worked on projects in the City such as on a 160,000 sq ft office space over 16 floors in Liverpool Street and on Moorgate Exchange, a 235,000 sq ft office space. An apprenticeship offers the chance to earn and learn at the same time, so work is combined with time at Barking & Dagenham College, where Abbey gets to hone her knowledge and practical skills. Abbey credits this as giving her the confidence to know what she is doing on site.

Abbey was awarded ‘student painter and decorator of the year,’. The College has been working closely with us at Roseville.

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