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Deeside College students visit Jaguar and Land Rover factories in Liverpool

PAINTING and decorating students have been gaining industry tips from the workers at car dealers Jaguar and Land Rover.

The students were invited to the company’s factories in Speke, near Liverpool, to look at the spray-painting techniques used within the manufacturing process.

Spray-painting is a core module within the students’ curriculum and can open up another avenues in terms of a career when the they are looking to enter the workforce.

The visit allowed the students to look into this option more closely and realise how different water-based coating products are very widely used in the motor vehicle industry, and how different techniques are applied in the spraying vehicles.

Deeside College painting and decorating lecturer, Keith Massey, said: “The trip to Jaguar and Land Rover provided a great opportunity for the students to experience first-hand how spray-painting products and techniques are used in the motor vehicle industry and also the very high standard to which they are completed.

“We aim to provide such experiences to all our students in helping them make decisions on future career plans.”

Student David Jones added: “This has been a really interesting visit.

“Jaguar and Land Rover are top motor vehicle brands – to be gaining tips and advice from their workers has been a great addition to what we are learning at college.”