Apply by: 26 February 2018
Start date: 5 March 2018
Salary: £170 - £180 p/week
You should have good practical skills and be able able to pay attention to detail. Sometimes you’ll need a good head for heights. Painters & decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces such as plaster, metal and wood.
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:
On some jobs you might apply specialist finishes such as rag rolling, graining and marbling. You would often work from ladders or raised platforms to reach ceilings.
For industrial projects, you might remove old paintwork with abrasive blasting methods before applying new coatings using industrial paint spraying equipment.
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.
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. With experience, you could progress to supervisor roles or move into related areas such as estimating and contract management. You could also take further training to specialise in restoration work. A popular option is to set up your own business and work on a sub-contract basis.
K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider. It is likely to take 12-24months to complete this apprenticeship, depending on current qualifications and experience.
Applicants need to have at least an Entry Level 3 in Functional Skills or GCSE grade D or above in English and Maths. (GCSE’s valid within last 5 years)
The passion and commitment to become a fully qualified painter & decorator. It would be advantageous if you have already completed technical certificates in painting & decorating or multi-skills, have previous related work experience, CSCS and/or PASMA, but this is certainly not essential.