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.
Closing date: 29 Oct 2017
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).
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
15 Nov 2017
7 days ago
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
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
Ability and awareness of working safely
Good organisational skills
- 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.
GSCE Maths, English at grades D or above.
About the employer
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.
BISHOP AUCKLAND COLLEGE
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bishop Auckland College
David Brough 01388 743164 email@example.com
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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017