Painting & Decorating Apprentice (L2)

Employer: S&C Painting Services Ltd

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate

Apprenticeship duration: 24 months

Possible start date: 1st July 2018

Working week: Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm, college day release, some weekend work may be required, 40 hours per week

This is a great opportunity for a dedicated and committed individual who wants to become a fully qualified painter & decorator. Working on site 4 days a week and attending college 1 day. Painters and decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces. These surfaces could include plaster, metal and wood.


  • 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

Desired skills:

  • Determination to succeed
  • An interest in the Painting and Decorating sector
  • Some experience whether it be from decorating at home or already working in the trade
  • Be able to work with decorating tools

Personal qualities:

  • 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
  • Good personality
  • Dedication and good with customers
  • Reliable with team working skills
  • Good sense of humour and willingness to learn

Desired qualifications:

  • GCSE Grades A* - E, or equivalent  in maths and English and good practical subject grades.

Training provider:

  • Painting and Decorating Level 2 apprenticeship
  • Functional skills if required

Full training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will be required to attend college premises 1 day a week working towards a NVQ qualification. An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessment for NVQ’s coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

Apprenticeship framework: Construction Specialist