Apprentice Painter and Decorator Stephen Clish

This is a fantastic apprenticeship opportunity for a would be painter and decorator to gain invaluable experience working alongside a professional painter and decorator. You will work alongside the employer assisting in all painting and decorating duties.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

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 apprenticeship 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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ability and awareness of working safely
Good organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Desire to learn
  • Has strong self-awareness
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player.

Qualifications required

GSCE Maths, English at grades D or above.

Future prospects

Permanent position for the right person.

About the employer

This is a one man painter and decorator who has had 30 years in the industry previously employed by the local council who has recently set up his own painting and decorating business. Stephen has some big jobs on his books doing full house painting including 3-4 weeks work in Gosforth, 3-4 weeks in Mount Oswald and also a full barn conversion with lots more work in the pipeline


Stephen Clish



West End Villas

Bishop Auckland

DL14 8PP

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Training provider

On the job training to be provided by the employer.

Bishop Auckland College will provide training and support, working with the employer to help provide the NVQ/Diploma or equivalent qualifications alongside functional skills in English, mathematics and ICT (if required). Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Employment Rights and Responsibilities will also be delivered.

You may be required to attend Bishop Auckland College for day release, should the programme demand it.

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bishop Auckland College


David Brough 01388 743164

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017