Michael Akhmadov has won a brand new iPad as a reward for taking part in a survey to help establish how tradesmen in the interiors sector gain skills and qualifications.

More than 500 operatives from across the interiors sector took part in the survey of site dryand wet trade operatives. Each participant was entered into a free prize draw and MichaelAkhmadov, who works for London Drywall, was the first name out of the hat. Congratulations to Michael.

The survey is part of an Interiors Training Review which aims to examine and explore training needs in the sector. The initial results suggest that there are relatively low numbers of new entrants coming into the sector. No more than five per cent of operatives in any age group entered the industry in the last 12 months. At the other end of the scale more than three-quarters of those aged 51 and over have already spent at least 20 years working in the sector.