Location
Waltham Forest
Department
Trade Based
Advertising Salary
Upto £350 p/w

About The Role

Painters and decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces. These surfaces could include plaster, metal and wood. If you like practical work and enjoy being artistic, this could be a perfect career for you.

To be a painter and decorator, you should have good practical and creative skills. You will need to be able to work carefully and pay attention to detail. Sometimes you’ll need a good head for heights.

Your main tasks would include:

  • measuring surface areas to work out how much paint or wall covering you need
  • stripping off old wallpaper or paint
  • filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level
  • preparing surfaces with primer and undercoat
  • mixing paint to the right shade, either by hand or using computerised colour-matching equipment
  • applying layers of paint and hanging wallpaper
  • tidying up after finishing a job.

Person Specification

  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Ability and awareness of working safely
  • Self-motivation
  • Desire to learn
  • Has strong self-awareness
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player

Typical Working Week

You will work on site for four days per week and attend college for one day a week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00.

Career Progression

Depending on previous experience and/or qualifications this apprenticeship will be for a minimum of 12 months. On completion of NVQ L2 in painting & decorating you will gain your blue trade specific CSCS card which enables you to work as a qualified painter & decorator.

Key Training/College Information

K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider.

Qualifications Required/Desirable

Apprentices need to have at least Entry Level 3 in Functional skills or GSCE grade Level 2 or above in English, Maths. It will be an advantage if you have previous related work experience, painting and decorating or multi-skills qualifications, CSCS and/or PASMA.

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