Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship Skinner Construction Ltd

An established construction company in the South West are looking for 2 enthusiastic and committed Painting and Decorating Apprentices to join their expanding workforce.

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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

    Monday- Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

This is a brilliant opportunity for someone who is wishing to pursue a career within the construction sector. With excellent support from PGL Training.

Duties will include:

  • Use authorised equipment provided with due care and attention and as supervised.
  • Work as part of a team and use materials safely.
  • Load and unload materials and equipment as directed.
  • Work flexibly across the repairs and maintenance service.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, customers and managers to ensure the effectiveness of the repairs and maintenance service.
  • Demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity by taking account of the needs of colleagues and service users and by treating other people with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellent customer service by being polite, showing respect for customer’s homes, maintaining expected standards of work, and tidying up at the end of a job.
  • Be aware of risk assessments and method statements relating to own area of work and to work in safe manner taking account other people’s health and well-being.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Being able to work as a team
  • Excellent practical skills and the ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • To be able to work carefully and pay attention to detail.
  • At times you'll need a good head for heights.
  • Excellent customer service skills as you will be meeting customers.

Personal qualities

  • Kind and polite 
  • Hard working 
  • Trustworthy
  • Efficient​​​​​​​
  • You must be prepared to listen and follow instructions.
  • A good work ethic is essential.
  • Self motivated 

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

As you will be working for a large construction company there may be the chance for full time employment for the right person. There is also the opportunity to progress onto an advanced Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Please make sure that you are able to travel to work each day. Must be able to travel to site for early morning starts, this job will require you to work in all weather conditions.

About the employer

Skinner construction is based in the heart of Devon. The business has 125 years of skills and craftsmanship. The business has a fantastic reputation due to their high standard of work provided to all their customers. The business offers minor and major works in areas such as Plumbing and Heating, Joinery and Maintenance.


Skinner Construction Ltd


Station Works

Station Road


EX10 8NN

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting
  • Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating 
  • Level 1or 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 1or 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Construction Building

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by P G L Construction Training


Alberto Pitocco

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